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U B L 1 S H E D 



OVERNOR DUMMER ACADE 






then 



now 



The Evolution of Phillip; 



"The New Building," later to become the Jacob Dining Hall within the James Duncan Phillips Building, was 
already five years old when the photograph (below) was taken in 1941. These students are treading wooden walkways 
that skirt the construction of the Perry Room and Cobb Room wings of the Phillips Building. (Can you name these 
young men, some of whom surely must be returning for their 55th Reunion this June?) 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This 1956 photograph of the Phillips Building at 

Spring Dance time (below) shows that while the 
structure was complete, the landscaping remained 
somewhat sparse for years thereafter. As with the 
first photograph, the new wing of the dining hall is 
missing; that section, added in 1965, currently 
houses the faculty lounge and students' cloak room. 
A recent photograph from the same perspective 
(bottom) shows the James Duncan Phillips Library, 
which was moved from Phillips' Topsfield home and 
attached to the Phillips Building in 1993. 




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Archon 



SPRING 199 6 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



FEATURES 




Farewell 



Governor Dummer Academy and a few special 
alumni/ae bid Bob Anderson and Wally Rowe 
warm goodbyes as the two faculty members 
prepare for their well-deserved retirements. 







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On the Cover 

Eric Bornhofft '97 and Abigail 
Heisler '97 listen intently during a 
history class in the French 
Seminar Room. 





What in the World...? 

In preparation for Reunion '96, which is June 
14,15 and 16, The Archon offers a sampling of world 
events that were taking place as alumni/ae from classes 
ending in ones and sixes. How much do you remember? 



The Archon Interview 

Daniel M. Morgan '67 

A candid conversation with the twentieth presi- 
dent of the Governor Dummer Academy Board of 
Trustees, who offers his appreciation for the past 
and vision for the future. 




Archon Profile 

...in the Hands 
of a Surgeon 

In an era of medical specialization and managed 
health care, many patients may be wondering 
whether anyone is seeing the whole picture. 
Anthony D. Whittemore '62, a Boston surgeon, 
Harvard professor and medical innovator, may 
hold the answer. 




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DEPARTMENTS 

Class Notes 30 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 28 

On Campus 4 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 



Letters 



Numerical Connection 

March 17, 1996 

I was paying some bills 
tonight, and came to check number 
1763. That reminded me that I had 
made a pledge during the 
Phonathon. I think the Academy 
should have it, rather than Nynex, 
so here it is. 

Steven A. Spaulding '76 

Another "Dream Realized" 

March 18, 1996 

The winter copy of The 
Archon arrived in my mail this 
morning and I paged through it 
after our dinner this evening and 
read "A Dream Realized." It 
touched me in two particular ways. 
First, because I was a student at 
Governor Dummer when Elie 
Weisel was a boy in Germany, and 
though most of our class were to 
serve in our armed forces in World 
War II, and some were to lose their 
lives in that terrible conflict, few if 
any of us in 1939 and 1940 were 
even aware, to say nothing about 
being concerned, of what Elie and 
thousands of others were experi- 
encing in Germany. And secondly 
because it brought to mind an 
interview my daughter Sarah and I 
had with the Right Reverend Trevor 
Huddleston in 1971. 

Like many others in the 
Class of 1940, 1 was at Governor 
Dummer for only one year. Some 
were taking a post-graduate year 
before entering college. I was a 
senior after three years of public 
high school in Pennsylvania. Many 
of our fathers had fought in World 
War I only 25 years before, and we 
had been taught that that victory 
had saved the world for democracy. 
That complacency, insensitivity and 
failure to see ourselves in any sense 



as our brothers' keepers has indeed, 
as Elie Weisel has said, had univer- 
sal implications. And despite the 
lesson of that terrible history, 
continues to do so. 

In 1971, Sarah was a senior 
at Wycombe Abbey in 
Buckinghamshire, England. I was 
serving an exchange ministry with 
an Anglican Priest, and with my 
wife and four children living in 
High Wycombe. Bishop 
Huddleston was serving as 
Suffragan Bishop of London, 
having been expelled from South 
Africa because of his opposition to 
apartheid. His expulsion did not 
end his influence, however, for one 
of those he touched was Desmond 
Tutu, another recipient of the Nobel 
Prize. You may want to further 
your interest and use your consid- 
erable talents to read and write 
about both of them. 

I wrote to Bishop 
Huddleston, explaining that I was 
an Episcopal Clergyman serving an 
English congregation and request- 
ing an opportunity to meet and talk 
with him. I had read his books, and 
his gracious favorable response was 
my "dream realized." There were 
no black students at Governor 
Dummer in 1940. In fact, from 
kindergarten through college, I 
never attended a school in which 
any black students were enrolled. 
My hometown in Pennsylvania had 
no black families, and neither 
Governor Dummer nor Lehigh 
University had black students. That 
was the way it was. Of course, the 
great shame was that was how we 
all assumed it ought to be. By 1971 
that had changed, and Sarah and I 
thrilled, as you have with Elie, to 
have had that hour with one of 
those heroes who was on the 
cutting edge of bringing about 
change. 

Congratulations on winning 
the essay prize, and on its result. 



Please give my best regards to 
Peter Bragdon and tell him I still 
think it is healthy for Governor 
Dummer and some young people 
to have a few one-year seniors. 

Faithfully yours, 
The Rev. David F. Gearhart '40 

High Marks from Mac 

March 27, 1996 

My warmest and most 
enthusiastic congratulations on the 
new Archon. From every viewpoint, 
it is a distinguished magazine; and 
it appears at a time when most of 
the formerly noted magazines are 
becoming increasingly shabby. But 
the quality of The Archon is out- 
standing from the cover to the 
format. 

The form, the approach, the 
variety, the style are all noteworthy. 
Melissa Rosen's interview set a 
very high standard indeed for an 
undergraduate performance. The 
Peter Eaton article would be a great 
credit to the best of publications, 
and in it I detect many evidences of 
David Bergmann's superior style. 

My very best, as always, 
and my deepest bow to a superb 
achievement. 

Mac Murphy 

Web Browser 

April 6, 1996 

Thanks to The Archon, I 
found the GDA web site and had a 
wonderful visit with my alma 
mater. Your web page is very well 
done and, when completed, will be 
a good resource for the alumni. 

It has been nine years since 
I've had the opportunity to visit the 
school and hope to attend the 
Reunion. 

Yours very truly, 
Jack Brickson '61 



2 The Archon - Spring 1996 



777eArchon 

Published since 1884 

Publisher 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Editor 

David L. Bergmann 70 

Assistant Editor 

G. Matthew Pike 

Photographer 

David Oxton 

Director of Development 

Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development 

and Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Betsy Winder 

Archon Advisory Board 

Bennett H. Beach '67 
JohnH.Costello,Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton 70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury '79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80'83, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine F. D'Orio P'88'95 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Shirley S. French P'76 

Michael E. Hoover '71 

Mary F. Mack P'87 '91 '93 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92 

Richard B. Osgood '53, P'85 '88 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95 

John M. Tim ken, Jr. '69 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni Trustees 

Brian H. Noyes '76 
William F. O'Leary '73 

Alumni/ae Council 

Arthur H. Veasey, III '68, President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Thomas R. Bell 73 

J. Derek Bergmann 75 

Dean Giamette Boyages '88 

Catherine Burgess '91 

Peter T. Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

James Deveney '60 

Henry B. Eaton 70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '83 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

Peter F. Richardson 75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Pamela K. Welch '80 



The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massa- 
chusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters are welcome- 
from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the Academy, and are 
subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 




HEADMASTER'S MESSAGE 



Winter wears away. Sunlight shifts 
and strengthens. Spring creeps in 
day by lengthening day. Roots 
quicken, sap rises, and the bud responds. The 
leaf , the blossom, the tender shoot take form, 
incredibly compressed within those brown scales. 
Life, the miracle of life itself, begins to strain at 
the dark walls of confinement reaching for the 
light, the glory of renascence. And at last the 
bud bursts. The miracle is fulfilled. 

Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year 

For 13 years now, I have read to the 
students at Morning Assembly from my 
"nature book." Recent graduates will not 
provide unanimous approval of these 
morning litanies, but they send a message 
about the rhythm of the natural year and 
the gift of life. Of course, the academic year 
does not fit the calendar of the northern 
hemisphere. Now we are not in the 
springtime but the fruition of our school 
year here on the Governor Dummer 
campus. Seniors have received news about 
their next step; juniors are volunteering for 
leadership positions that will take effect at 
the official birth of next year in September. 
A sophomore is preparing a sermon for next 
week's Chapel, expressing her mixture of 
joy and sorrow — joy over her experience 
here and sorrow over the necessity of soon 
saying goodbye to dear friends at Com- 
mencement. The Advisory Committee is 
fine-tuning next year's calendar. 

Transition is always a strong 
current in the life of a school from one year 
to the next. This is a particularly strong 
theme now at Governor Dummer with the 
retirement of the dynamic Dodge Morgan 
'50 from the leadership of the Board and the 
selection of his younger but very experi- 
enced successor, Dan Morgan '67. A torch is 
being passed from the remarkable presence 
on the Board from the '50s to the next 
decade. Shirley French, a long-serving 
member of the Board, is joining Steve 
Kasnet '62 as a Vice President of the Board. 
Larry Piatelli is leaving Governor Dummer 
after a truly productive 12 years in which he 
has been a vital part of the headmastership. 
He and his family will be moving to Albany, 
New York, where Larry will be headmaster 
of Albany Academy. His successor will be 
Governor Dummer 's Ed Young, winner of 
the 1973 Morse Flag and now Director of 
Admissions of St. Mark's School of Texas. 

Bob Anderson will be retiring after 
39 years in which he has been a distin- 
guished teacher, coach, administrator, 
colleague and mentor. Last year, I watched 
Bob hurl himself on top of a victorious 



pigpile after an overtime victory over Exeter 
in men's JV lacrosse. His silver hair in the 
midst of cardinal red uniforms indicated 
that the essential ingredient of enthusiasm 
was more than present in Bob's commit- 
ment to the young. More will be written 
about Robert Anderson, but it must be said 
here that he always operated on the cutting 
edge, recently being one of the core teachers 
in his department's Science 2000 Program. 

Wally Rowe, a legend before he 
came here and a creator of a further legend 
in his ebullient teaching at Governor 
Dummer, will be retiring, but his knowl- 
edge and his laughter will remain with his 
students and his colleagues. 

Thus, as Governor Dummer 
Academy moves through its seasons each 
year, students come to the fruition of their 
secondary school years, circle the Milestone 
and jump over the wall into life after GDA. 
Great teachers come to serve the young, 
build the spine of the community and 
eventually move on to other ventures. Their 
contributions remain intertwined with the 
passage of each year from birth to matura- 
tion and Commencement. 

To return to Hal Borland's words 
in the "nature book," "It is written in the 
bud. Life begins at the root, hidden and 
mysterious in so many ways, and its 
urgency mounts with the sap; but the bud is 
its manifestation...." The manifestation of 
the Governor Dummer seasons is the 
blossoming of a graduate well-prepared by 
master teachers in a community governed 
through time by a creative and responsible 
administration and Board of Trustees. 



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The Archon - Spring 1996 3 



On Campus 



PIATELLI GOES WEST; EDWARD YOUNG 73 
AND PETER WERNER NAMED TO KEY POSITIONS 




Jdward Young '73 and 
Peter Werner have been named Assis- 
tant Headmaster and Director of 
Admissions, respectively, according to 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. 

Young, the Academy's 1973 
Morse Flag winner, succeeds Assistant 
Headmaster Larry Piatelli, who 
recently was named headmaster of 
Albany Academy in Albany, NY after 12 
years at GDA. Werner takes over 
direction of GDA's Admissions Office 
from K.C. Cassell, who is leaving to 
become director of admissions at 
Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, 
CO. 

Young joins the GDA adminis- 
tration from St. Mark's School of Texas, 
where he has been director of admis- 
sions and financial aid since 1986. 
During his tenure there, he also has 
taught history, government and 
physical education. He held several 
administrative positions with A Better 
Chance from 1981 to 1986, was assistant 
director of undergraduate admission 
for Tufts University in 1980-81, and 



assistant director of admissions at 
Middlebury College from 1977 to 1980. 

A 1977 graduate of Middlebury 
College, Young earned a master of 
liberal arts degree at Southern Method- 
ist University, Dallas, in 1994. He is a 
member of the Secondary School 
Admission Test Board, president of the 
Independent Schools Association 
Admission Directors of Dallas, presi- 
dent-elect of the Admissions Directors, 
Independent Schools Association of the 
Southwest and a member of the board 
and executive committee of ArtReach, 
Inc. of Dallas. Young is married to 
Sheila McDowell Young, and they are 
the parents of two children: Eddie, 13, 
and Krishna, 12. 

Werner is a magna cum laude 
graduate of Groton School, who earned 
a B.A. in economics, cum laude, from 
Yale University in 1981 and currently is 
a candidate for an M.A.L.S. in Humani- 
ties from Wesleyan University. Werner 



was director of annual giving and 
alumni/ae relations, as well as a 
dormitory parent and coach for The 
Williston Northampton School from 
1993 to 1995. 

Earlier, Werner was vice 
president for money market trading at 
Lehman Brothers, vice president for 
syndication and trading for The First 
Boston Corporation and vice president 
for money market trading for Dean 
Witter Reynolds, Inc., all in New York 
City. 

Bragdon said, "I am extremely 
pleased to have found two such highly 
qualified persons for these key admin- 
istrative positions at Governor Dum- 
mer Academy, and look forward to 
their long and successful tenures." He 
expressed regret over the departures of 
both Piatelli and Cassell, but added, 
"We are proud that GDA has played a 
critical role in the development of their 
careers." 




$1 00,000 GIFT FROM RICHARD CROLL '58 

SETS NEW RESEARCH STANDARDS FOR FROST LIBRARY 



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CLASS OF '96 MAKES COLLEGE PLANS 



|he GDA College Counsel- 
ing Office has announced that members 
of the class of '96 have received 230 
acceptances from 104 colleges and 
universities. 

Among the colleges accepting 
this year's crop of GDA seniors are 
Bard, Bates, Bennington, Bentley, 



Berklee College of Music, 
Boston College, Boston 
University, Bowdoin, Brandeis, Bryn 
Mawr, Brown, Carnegie-Mellon, 
Cornell, Dartmouth, Dickinson, 
Emerson, Emory, Fordham, George 
Washington, Holy Cross, Ithaca, 
Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, North 



DA's Frost Library has purchased 
four new computerized research stations through 
^j, funding provided by a $100,000 gift from Richard 
K C. Croll '58, according to librarian Mary Leary 
The system allows students to explore 
L / topics from one location by delving into the 

library's main card catalog, a multimedia encyclo- 
\i pedia, periodical listings, a newspaper article 
I database and biology and chemistry digests. 
<2*^TY L Students can print the complete texts or abstracts 
- £4 of available articles, while also keeping notes in a 
-^Ij separate application. 

"Our primary goal was to establish a 
f ./] system that allows students to research exten- 

► sively any subject from one station," Leary said, 

adding, "Students previously had to access 
*«!, information from multiple stations and through 
other, less efficient means; so this is a giant step 
up. 

Future technology plam for the library 
include expanded research capabilities, including 
internet access, which will be available in 
September. 



eastern, Oberlin, Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, Stanford, Syracuse, Tufts, 
Tulane, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton and 
the universities of Colorado, Florida, 
Hartford, Maine, Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont. 



4 The Archon - Spring 1996 



II 



LIBRARY, MATHEMATICS-SCIENCE CENTER GROUNDBREAKING 
SCHEDULED TO HIGHLIGHT OF REUNION '96 



Ihe Academy will commemorate 
the official start of its largest-ever 
construction project June 15 -- during 
Reunion '96 -- in special 
groundbreaking ceremonies. 

The ceremonies, to which all 
alumni/ae, parents and friends are 
invited, will mark the commencement 
of construction on the new library and 
mathematics science center. Board of 
Trustees President Daniel M. Morgan 
'67 and Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon 
will preside over the event, which will 
be held at 10:15 a.m. and will coincide 
with Reunion '96 activities. 

The two separate buildings, 
expected to cost a combined $12 
million, are scheduled for completion 
before the start of the 1997-98 academic 
year. 

The library, which will 
measure approximately 20,000 square 
feet, will be constructed on the site 



formerly occupied by Moody House 
and the Little Red Schoolhouse. It has 
been named The Pescosolido Library by 
Carl A. Pescosolido, who has created a 
$2 million charitable trust — the largest 
in the Academy's history — for its 
construction. (Pescosolido is the father 
of late GDA Board President Carl A. 
"Skip" Pescosolido, Jr.) 

The mathematics-science 
center will include 21,000 square feet of 
new construction in addition to 9,000 
square feet of renovated Schumann 
Science Center space. The combined 



structure will house six science class- 
rooms, six mathematics classrooms, 
project rooms, a conference room and 
faculty offices. The building's new 
wing will extend south from the 
existing Schumann Science Center in 
space currently occupied by Noyes 
Library and Mason Cottage. Noyes -- 
also known as "Uncle Tom's Cabin" for 
late Old Guardsman Tom Mercer -- will 
be moved toward Parsons Schoolhouse, 
while Mason will be razed. (See 
accompanying story.) 



PERKINS ADDS APARTMENTS, DORM ROOMS 



jonstruction has begun on 
a 4,600-square-foot addition to Perkins 
Dormitory that will house two new 
faculty apartments and six additional 
student rooms. 



BOUFFARD RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR 



|DA master science 
teacher Karen Bouffard has been 
selected as one of 100 recipients of the 
Tandy Prize for teaching excellence in 
mathematics, science and computer 
science. 

Each year, the Tandy Technol- 
ogy Scholars program seeks out and 
rewards teachers and students in 
accredited high schools throughout the 
United States for their outstanding 
achievements and academic perfor- 
mance. National prize recipients share 
$350,000 in cash and scholarship 
awards. As one of the teacher honorees, 
Bouffard received a certificate of 
recognition and a cash award of $2,500 
on March 29 at the National Science 
Teachers Association Convention in St. 
Louis, MO. 

The awards were presented by 
Tandy chairman John V. Roach and 



William E. Tucker, Chancellor of Texas 
Christian University. Pictures of 
Bouffard and the other award recipients 
appeared in Time, Forbes and Fortune. 

Governor Dummer Academy 
will also receive an award trophy from 
Tandy Technology Scholars program 
naming Bouffard as a prize recipient. 

Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon 
said, "We're very proud that Karen 
Bouffard has been recognized by Tandy 
for her contributions to the cause of 
increasing educational excellence." 

Nearly 77 percent of all 
secondary schools in the United States 
are enrolled in the education initiative 
funded by Tandy Corporation and 
administered by Texas Christian 
University. Prize recipients were 
selected by a panel of educators and 
approved by the program's National 
Advisory Council. 



STUDENT WORK PRESENTED IN TWO SPRING SHOWS 



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|orks of GDA students will be the focus of the year's two remaining 
exhibits in the Kaiser Visual Arts Center's Carl Youngman Gallery, May 17 through 
June 7. 

The opening reception for a show dedicated to works by the class of 1996 will 
be held Friday, May 17. The presentation will run through May 22. The annual spring 
student art show will run from May 24 through June 7, including an opening reception 
to be held Friday, May 24. This exhibit will feature works in various media by 
students representing all classes. 

Opening receptions are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carl Youngman 
Gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on 
Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. For more information, call (508) 465-1763. 



The construction, which began 
in April and will be completed by 
September, results from the fact that the 
Academy is building a new mathemat- 
ics-science center on a site currently 
occupied by Mason Cottage. The Board 
of Trustees decided, after consulting 
with structural engineers, that the 
expense of moving Mason was not 
warranted by the condition of the 
building, which currently is home to 
two faculty members. The former 
dormitory therefore will be razed when 
construction on the mathematics- 
science center commences this spring. 

The addition of six student 
rooms in the new southern wing 
represents the Board's continuing 
commitment to strengthening the 
Academy's ratio of boarding-to-day 
students. The cost of the Perkins 
addition is estimated at $300,000. 



KEEP IN TOUCH! 




|ou can now communicate 
with the GDA administration by e-mail 
— even if you don't know always know 
the name of the person you want to 
contact. Here's a sampling of people 
and departments you may want to 
reach out and touch through 
cyberspace: 

Academics: academic office@gda.org 
Admissions: admissions@gda.org 
Alumni/ae Office: alumni@gda.org 
The Archon: archon@gda.org 
College Office: college_office@gda.org 
Development: development@gda.org 
Peter Bragdon: pbragdon@gda.org 

Now that you have the 
addresses, please use them to send us 
your thoughts. ..and your e-mail 
address. The Alumni/ae Office has 
begun compiling e-mail addresses for 
the entire GDA community. 



The Archon - Spring 1996 5 



On Campus 



GDA SUMMER PROGRAM CONTINUES TO GROW 




|he GDA Summer Program 
for 1996 will broaden and expand the 
scope of the opportunities for students, 
regardless of age or previous experi- 
ence, according to Director of Summer 
Programs Linda Thomson. 

The 1996 GDA Summer 
Program will also offer a wide selection 
of academic courses and athletic, 
creative and specialty camps, as part of 
what Thomson calls "a continuing 
effort to provide a service by giving 
back to the greater communitv." 

Among the new offerings is 
Momentum, a two-week educational 
opportunity designed to allow boys 
and girls in grades six, seven and eight 
to experience life in a boarding school 
setting. According to Thomson, 
"Momentum is an ideal opportunity for 
middle school-aged children to get a 
perspective on what educational 
opportunities are out there." 

Thomson expects that more 
than 4,000 students and faculty mem- 
bers will participate in the various 
academic enrichment courses and 
athletic, creative and specialty camps 
held from June 23 through August 18. 

The Summer Program faculty 



GDA HONORED 
FOR MLK DAY WORK 



vernor Dummer 
Academy has received a Distinguished 
Service Award from the East Middlesex 
Association for Retarded Citizens 
(EMARC) in recognition of services 
provided by GDA students on Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Day. 

The Academy received the 
award for its contributions to EMARC 
during GDA's Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Day activities. This marks the second 
consecutive year that the Governor 
Dummer community has marked the 
King holiday by performing a variety 
of services for local non-profit organi- 
zations. 

EMARC Executive Director Jo 
Ann Simons said, "It is wonderful to 
have young people devote themselves 
to others, and we salute Governor 
Dummer in their efforts to provide 
educational experiences to their 
students outside of their classrooms." 

GDA master mathematics 
teacher David Van Ness accepted the 
award for the Academy on March 10. 



is composed of full-time members of 
the GDA faculty, as well as other 
educators from various schools, 
colleges and universities. As a result of 
the program's continued expansion and 



development, the Academy's Summer 
Program revenues have increased 
dramaticallv, reaching more than 
5360,000 last year. 

For more information about 
any of the summer programs or for a 
complete course brochure, contact 
Thomson at (508) 465-1763. 



ANNUAL FUND SURGES AS PHONATHON VOLUNTEERS 
TURN IN RECORD PERFORMANCE 



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\e 1995-96 GDA Annual Fund total 
was 38 percent ahead of last and had 
reached nearly 90 percent of its year- 
end goal of $685,000 as of March 31, 
according to Director of Annual Giving 
Betsy Winder. 

As of the end of March, over 
$614,000 had been raised. Winder said 
the tone for this success was set by the 
early leadership of the Board of 
Trustees, whose donations represent 23 
percent of the overall goal. 

Winder also reported this 
year's Reunion classes have been 
striving to meet individual goals and 
challenges. "The 'sixes' and 'ones' have 
really stretched this year to give in 
honor of their Reunions," she said, 
adding that the success of the 
phonathons also played a large part in 
the fund's success (see related story). 

"The overall numbers are very 
encouraging," Winder said, "but 
participation growth is what drives the 
Annual Fund, so it can progress over 
time. We hope to see significant 



increases in participation numbers 
before we close the books on June 30. " 
Phonathon Record 

A record-breaking S45,000 was 
raised for the GDA Annual Fund in 
seven nights during recent alumni/ae 
phonathons held in Portland, ME, 
Boston and Byfield, according to 
Director of Annual Giving Betsv 
Winder. 

Winder credits much of this 
success to Phonathon Committee co- 
chairs Kathleen Livermore '79 and 
Robert Wattie '89, who were respon- 
sible for getting more volunteer callers 
to the phonathons than in any previous 
year. Many Reunion class volunteers 
also took advantage of phonathons to 
encourage classmates to attend Reunion 
in June. 

"We're grateful to everyone 
who took part in phonathons this year 
for both their hard work and their 
enthusiasm," Winder said, noting 
"everyone really had a lot of fun, and 
their positive energy was infectious." 




6 The Archon - Spring 1996 



BREWSTER PLACES NAYLOR VISITS AS 1996 COMMON BOOKAUTHOR 



jward-winning author 
Gloria Naylor visited Governor 
Dummer Academy on April 18 to 
discuss her 1982 novel The Women of 
Brewster Place with students and faculty 
members as part of this year's Com- 
mon Book program. 

The novel, which won the 
American Book Award for best first 




living to GDA just got easier. The 
Alumni/ae and Development Office is 
now accepting Visa and MasterCard for 
both donations and Reunion registra- 
tions. 

The office began offering the 
service in February in time for the 
Annual Fund phonathons, to aid in the 
convenience of the donation process. 
Twenty-two pledges totaling more than 
$2,300 have been charged since the 
office began offering the payment 
option. 

"We're happy to be able to 
offer this service. It's an important step 
forward for the annual giving program, 
and should really help as we look 
toward closing the books on June 30," 
said Director of Development Karen 
McGinley. 

The office invites anyone 
wishing to charge an outstanding 
pledge, make a new donation or 
register for Reunion to call the 
Alumni/ae and Development Office at 
(508) 465-1763. 




g their part: Volunteers (from left) Hawley 
ston '89, Dan Nadeau '89, Kristin Brown '89, 
ifer Ashare '89, Rob Wattie '89. Carrie O'Keefe 
John Mercer '64, Derek van Vliet '89, Marc Tucker 
nd Perry Smith 76 take a moment away from the 
es to pose for a photograph during the February 
Phonathon at Towers Perrin in Boston. 



fiction in 1983, is a novel in seven 
stories, each portraying the 
struggles and triumphs of a group 
of African-American women. The 
Washington Post said, "The Women 
of Brexvster Place springs from the 
same roots that produced the blues. 
Like them, (Naylor 's) book sings 
of sorrows proudly borne by black 
women in America." 

Naylor wrote the novel 
while working on her master of 
arts in Afro-American Studies, 
which she would receive from Yale 
University in 1983. Naylor contin- 
ued her exploration of the black 
female experience in two subse- 
quent novels, Linden Hills (1985) 
and Mama Day (1988). 

Naylor received a New 
York Foundation for the Arts 
Fellowship in 1991 for her 
screenwriting, which includes 
work for PBS' American Playhouse 
and Our 13. She has taught at the 
University of Pennsylvania, New 
York University, Boston University, 
Brandeis, Princeton, Cornell and 
the University of Kent in Canter- 
bury, England. Naylor's literary 
awards include an NEA Fellowship 
in 1985 and a Guggenheim Fellow- 
ship in 1988. Her stage adaptation 
of her fourth novel, Bailey's Cafe, 
was enthusiastically received at a 



reading at Lincoln Center and enjoyed a 
successful run during its world premier 
at the Hartford Stage Company. She is 
currently the president of an indepen- 




dent film company that produced a 
feature-length film adaptation of Mama 
Day. 

The Common Book program 
culminates each year with a visit by the 
author of a book that has been read by 
the GDA faculty and the entire student 
body. Ms. Naylor addressed the entire 
GDA community and discussed her 
book in various small groups that 
approached the novel from various 
academic perspectives. 



"DIVERSITY COMMITTEE" FORMING 
TO LOOK AT COMMUNITY 



|embers of the GDA 
community are currently forming 
a "Diversity Committee" "to 
increase understanding and 
acceptance of personal differences," 
according to faculty member 
Katherine Guy. 

Guy, who has been 
spearheading the project, said the 
idea "grew out of a confluence of a 
lot of people's concepts, as well as 
[Headmaster] Peter Bragdon's 
continuing search for ways of 
having the community become 
more sensitive to one another." 

The Committee, which 
has been given a two-year commit- 
ment by the Headmaster, will 
"work with all layers of the 
community, including parent 
groups, in an effort to join in an 
educational process," said Guy. 
"Sensitivity and acceptance will be 
the end-product of this process, so 
that everyone will learn to see 



differences — lifestyle, race, color, class, 
religion, gender, sexual orientation — 
as merely differences." 

The Committee will begin 
with a "grassroots needs assessment" to 
determine a "shared vision of needs," 
Guy said. She added that a Boston-area 
consultant has been hired to assist in 
this process as the Committee's work 
officially gets underway in the fall. 



GDA VISITS GREECE 




jovernor 

Dummer students, alumni/ae and 
faculty members will travel to Greece 
on June 12 for a cultural and educa- 
tional journey, according to GDA 
master English teacher Wally Rowe. 

Students from all four classes 
will be joined by Rowe, master English 
teacher Richard Searles, his wife Kathy 
and alums Kim Grillo '84, John Markos 
'94 and Amanda Hirsch '94. ri 



The Archon - Spring 1996 7 



Farewell 



As the Class of 1 996 completes its final turn around the Milestone and leaps the Mansion House 
wall, Governor Dummer Academy will be bidding farewell to more than a graduating class; also 
departing are two not-so-retiring master teachers who represent a combined 56 years of 
service at GDA-- Bob Anderson and Wally Rowe. In order to provide them with a proper send- 
off into much-deserved retirement, The Archon asked a few of their former students to offer their memo- 
ries and thoughts on these two unforgettable giants of the Governor Dummer faculty. 



Robert E. Anderson received his bachelor's degree 
from Kenyon College in 1957. He joined the Gover 
nor Dummer Academy Science Department in September 
of that year. 

Headmaster Ted Eames assigned him to teach biology 
and general science. He coached football and lacrosse with Heb 
Evans and intramural basketball his first year, and would move 
on to coach thirds and JV basketball, but it was his 25-year 
partnership with Evans on the lacrosse field that led to his 
greatest notoriety. The pair co-wrote the book Lacrosse Funda- 
mentals, published in 1966. After Evans' death in 1985, Ander- 
son assisted Steve Shea as lacrosse coach, before becoming head 
coach of the men's JV team. 

Anderson served as GDA's Director of Athletics for 20 
years, and has been Associate Director of Athletics since 1991. 

First housed in Commons II, Anderson soon moved to 
Ambrose House, Farmhouse, and later to Eames, before moving 
off-campus — "becoming a day boy," Anderson jokes — in 1983. 
He resides along the Parker 
River in Newbury with his wife 
Sally. 

Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon said, "There has been 
no twilight to Andy's career. 
While in full momentum, he 
(continued on next page) 

Working together: Wally 
Rowe (far left) and Bob 
Anderson (far right) share 
coaching duties on the third 
football team in 1987. 




Wallace H. Rowe III received his bachelor's degree 
from Princeton University in 1953, an M.A.T in 
1956 from Harvard University and an M.A.from 
Trinity College in 1965. He came to Governor Dummer Academy 
in 1979 as chair of the English department after 23 years of 
teaching at The Gunnery in Washington, CT He also spent a 
year each teaching in the Middle East and in Great Britain on a 
Fulbright Teaching Exchange. 

Rowe has coached the men's and women's tennis teams 
during his tenure and currently coaches the men's JV squad. He 
has also coached thirds football. In addition, Rowe is regularly 
involved in GDA's community service program. 

Rowe and his wife Carol, a former mathematics teacher, 
spent 1989 in Singapore, where he prepared junior college 
students to take entrance exams for Cambridge University in 
England. In his absence, Ross Clayton, a teacher from Australia, 
joined GDA's English department on an exchange. Rowe jokes 
that Clayton "was such a popular figure that I had to hurry 

back. " 

In addition to his teaching 
duties, Rowe has served as 
faculty representative to the 
Board of Trustees and was a 
member of the search committee 
that resulted in the hiring of 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. 
He is also an exam corrector for 
the Scholastic Aptitude Test 
and the Advanced Placement 
exams. 
Rowe was initially housed in 

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8 The Archon - Spring 1996 




Farewell... 

Bob Anderson 

(continued from previous page) 

simply walked into my office one day and 
announced his retirement to the slopes of 
North Conway. He has been a vital and 
creative teacher in our Science 2000 
program in recent years — and a mentor 
to younger teachers. His 
men's JV lacrosse teams 
have been dominant. He 
remains one of the most 
inspiring advocates of 
sportsmanship I have ever 
zvitnessed. " 

Brian P. Lenane 72 

Academy Prize- 
winner (and today 
GDA's Academic Dean) 
Brian P. Lenane '72 was 
co-captain of both the 
varsity football and 
varsity lacrosse teams 
under Anderson. He 
recalls, "The football 
team was 1-6 two years 
running going into the 
fall of 1971. That season, 
while we were only 3-4, 
we handily defeated 
Belmont Hill (45-0). The seniors 
presented Bob with a football with the 
score of the game painted on it, really 
as a tribute to him, because he never 
lost faith in us despite losing a lot of 
games." 

He also remembers, "As a 
science teacher, Bob really inspired me 
to major in science in college. He is an 
outstanding biology teacher. The 
magic is that he gets you to learn and 
work hard, but he makes it so much 
fun that you really don't notice you're 
working so hard." 

Robert T. Low '82 

Robert T Low '82, who was co- 
captain of the varsity lacrosse team his 
senior year, currently teaches and 
coaches at Holderness School. He 
recalls Anderson's "poise, constant 
feedback and encouragement," adding, 
"I hear his voice in me on the field and 
I'm indebted to him. We all need 
people to pattern ourselves after, and 
Bob's example of respect and fairness 
to every kid is one I try to follow." 

"I also admire his dedication, 
loyalty and longevity. You don't see it 



that often anymore. The respect he 
commands outside GDA throughout 
the league and with other athletic 
directors will be impossible to re- 
place." 

Robert G. Fullerton '63 

As a freshman, Robert G. 
Fullerton '63, now a commercial 
airline pilot, was one of Anderson's 

dormitory charges. 
"I remember most 
vividly being in 



number of good teachers, but none of 
them were as exacting as Bob." 

Mulligan cites other examples 
of Anderson's teaching skill. "Bob 
showed that there was no substitute 
for good organization. He took a lot of 
mediocre students and brought them 
into their own because of his method- 
ology and his constant support. His 
unbounded enthusiasm made you feel 
good to be a student. He instilled in 
you the belief that you have the right 
to be better than you were at that 



Ambrose House my moment. In class, he would capture 



Young master teacher: Bob 

Anderson in 1957. 



first year, and 
getting into a lot of 
trouble — nothing 
too big, just a lot of 
it. One day I was 
running around or 
rough-housing in 
the dorm hallway 
when Bob came out 
of his apartment 
and firmly told me 
to shape up. I said, 
'All right,' and he 
retorted, T don't 
want you to say 'all 
right.' I just want 
you to do it.' I 
remember it so 
clearly. It was like a 

light clicked for me on at that moment. 

Something in that instant developed 

for me in the way of an immense 

respect for him. He was very calm, 

level-headed and fair; he 

always has been. He wasn't 

angry. He simply wanted 

the best from me. He's just 

an incredibly fair individual 

who demands in you what 

you don't even know you 

have yet." 




Michael K. Mulligan '71 

Michael K. 
Mulligan '71, former GDA 
master history teacher and 
Director of College Counsel- 
ing, is now the head of 
Thacher School in Ojai, CA. 
He admits that Anderson "is 
the single most important 
classroom teacher I ever 
had. He made me learn how to learn 
by holding me accountable for details. 
Bob demanded a true command of the 
material. As a result, I learned how to 
study and it made all the difference in 
my life from there on out. I had a 



just the right atmosphere. I can 
remember verbatim many elements of 
his courses right now — and I'm 43 
years old." 

On Anderson's long partner- 
ship with Evans, Mulligan says, "Bob 
and Heb were the best lacrosse 
coaches in the country. They not only 
wrote the book, they lived the book. 
When you played for them, you really 
felt like you were part of something 
truly extraordinary." 

Jeffrey B. Ellis '63 

Jeffrey B. Ellis '63 remembers 
Anderson as an important figure from 
his early days at the Academy. "In 
Ambrose House my freshman year, 
Andy was important in providing 
stability and advice. It was only his 
third year (at GDA) and at 24 he was 
sort of a 'mini-papa' for us 14-year- 
olds." 

Ellis went on 
to play both 
football and 
lacrosse for 
Anderson. He 
was voted M.V.P. 
in both sports 
his senior year, 
and was 
awarded the 
Goodwin Prize 
for Athletics. 
"Senior year 
(Robert) Cate 
| and I proctored 
at Ambrose. Cate 
was co-captain 
of the football 
team and I was 
quarterback, so we practically lived 
day and night with Andy. I remember 
it was his first year as a varsity head 
coach, and we didn't have a particu- 
larly strong team. He would coach his 

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The Archon - Spring 1996 9 



Farewell... 

Wally Rowe 

(continued from page 8) 

Commons and now lives in Noyes House. 

Headmaster Bragdon said, 
"Wally's laughter and flair provide two 
indicators of the style he brings to teach- 
ing. Wally is a school man ivhose interests 
range from the classroom, to the tennis 
court, to Symphony, to sailing. He is a 
devoted master teacher and a remarkable 
colleague. I will refuse to ever think of him 
in the past tense. " 

Kimberlee J. Grillo '84 

Kimberlee J. Grillo '84 admits 
that "it's hard to believe" that Rowe is 
retiring. Now a practicing attorney, 
Grillo explains that she "benefited 
tremendously from (Rowe's) rigorous 
writing requirements." She describes 
Rowe as "probably the most magnani- 
mous and energetic teacher I ever had. 
He really is able to bring the best out 
in his students, and he brought a lot of 
people out of their shells." 

"Before I even had a class with 
him," she recalls, "I had seen him on 
campus in his brightly colored pants 
and was a little taken aback. Later, I 
remember thinking I could never live 
up to his expectations for me. I'm not 
sure I ever did. He always seems 
larger than life, so I was hesitant." 

"Wally 
has the kind of 
spirit that I will 
always recall as I 
go through life — 
the spirit of 
someone who 
enjoys life while 
succeeding all the 
time. He really 
squeezes every- 
thing from each 
and every day." 

Grillo also 
recalls Rowe's 
witty side as well. 
"I ran cross- 
country my senior 
year. It was my 
first and only year 
running. One day 
during a home 
meet, it was only 
halfway through 

the race. I was just exhausted, and it 
showed. I came around Parsons, and 




Coach and captain: Wally 
Rowe and Chris D'Orio '88 



there was Wally leaning on a tree, 
wearing a pair of multi-colored pants 
and a Harris tweed hat, chewing on an 
apple. He was just standing there 
looking like something straight out of 
a Brooks Brothers catalog. Meanwhile, 
I'm just dying — sweating in my 
cardinal red running suit. He just 
looks up at me and says, 'Can't you 
run any faster?' I was incensed, but it 
was hilariously funny as I 
look back on it now." 

Christen H. D'Orio '88 

Christen H. D'Orio 
'88 captained the men's 
varsity tennis team for 
three years at the Academy. 
He remembers, "During 
my freshman year in the 
fall, I was told who the 
tennis coach was. I used to 
approach Wally to familiar- 
ize myself with him. I 
knew I wanted to play 
tennis and I wanted him to 
know my face, so he'd 
remember me in the 
spring. Later on, he told me that all 
that ingratiating had been unnecessary 
because, he said, 'Chris, your racquet 
does the talking for you.' That's what 
Wally is like. He really cares about the 
individual and the uniqueness of the 
person. The whole time I was at GDA, 
he really made me feel like I mat- 
tered." 

"It didn't matter to 
Wally if you were the best 
tennis player or student 
or not," D'Orio adds. "He 
was there to help you 
improve as a person and 
really help you in any 
way he possibly could." 

D'Orio also recalls 
Rowe's ability for giving 
lessons on sportsmanship, 
while also showing 
tolerance and good 
humor. "Wally had a rule 
about using four-letter 
words on court, and he 
was very strict about it. 
The only way we could 
get around it was to come 
up with something 
different; so whenever we 
felt we needed to swear, 
we'd shout, 'Oh Rowe!' 
— it was the only four-letter word that 
we couldn't get in trouble for." 




Jennifer D. Noon '92 

Jennifer D. Noon '92 calls 
Rowe "my abiding GDA presence... 
and the single most memorable 
teacher I ever had." 

Noon describes Rowe on the 
first day of her freshman English class 
as "very dynamic, almost boisterous, 
but quick and highly intelligent — the 

perfect mix of 
excellent teach- 
ing and good 
humor." She 
recalls one of 
Rowe's teaching 
techniques: "He 
had these catchy 
sets of study tips 
and guidelines 
for classroom 
behavior that he 
wanted us to 
know, like 
Rowe's Recipe 
for Memory and 
Rowe's Rules of 
Order." 
Noon explains that she and 
Rowe "have been in contact since 
freshman year, even through his trip to 
Singapore and mine to Italy," and 
conclude each letter with the tennis 
analogy, "the ball's in your court." 
Noon acknowledges that 
Rowe has figured so prominently in 
her life that, "Occasionally, he has 
seemed, in the best of ways, almost 
like a parent to me." 

Vinca (Ingram) Weatherly '81 

Vinca (Ingram) Weatherly '81 
remembers distinctly the love for 
Shakespeare that Rowe inspired. "The 
passion he had for the characters 
really fascinated me. His innate 
theatricality and his ability to bring the 
material to life are really fun for his 
students." 

"Wally constantly challenged 
me to write clearly. I tend to embellish 
unnecessarily, and he made me 
simplify while still being descriptive. 
He would always push me to be 
better. I knew each time I stepped up 
into his office in Frost for a critique 
that, when we were through, my piece 
would be different. I'd still be proud of 
it and it would certainly be better. To 
this day, I appreciate his influence on 

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History/Politics 

1946 

UN General Assembly holds 
first session in London; NY is 
chosen permanent head- 
quarters 

DeGaulle resigns French 
presidency 

Juan Peron elected 
Argentina's president 

Churchill gives "Iron Curtain" 
speech in Fulton, MO 

Atomic Energy Commission 
founded 

Nuremburg Tribunal sen- 
tences Goering, Ribbentrop 
and 10 other Nazis to death. 
Goering commits suicide on 
the eve of his execution 



Arts/Literature 



Films: "The Best Years of our 
Lives," "Notorious," "Great 
Expectations" 

Lillian Hellman: "Another 
Part of the Forest" 

Arthur Miller: "All My Sons" 

Gertrude Stein dies 

John Hersey: "Hiroshima" 

Benjamin Spock, M.D.: 
"Baby and Child Care" 

Irving Berlin's "Annie Get 
Your Gun," Lerner & Loewe's 
"Brigadoon" 

Songs: "Tenderly," "Zip-a- 
dee-doo-dah," "Come Rain 
or Come Shine" 



Recognize Anyone? The 

Milestone Board for 1945-46 



1951 

North Korean forces break 
through 38th parallel, take 
Seoul; Seoul retaken; Gen. 
MacArthur relieved of 
command 

Conservatives win in Britain; 
Churchill forms government 

Congress passes 22nd 
Amendment restricting 
president to two terms 

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg 
sentenced to death for 
espionage 



J.D. Salinger: "Catcher in the 
Rye" 

Herman Wouk: "The Caine 
Mutiny" 

James Jones: "From Here to 
Eternity" 

Tennessee Williams: "The 
Rose Tattoo" 

William Styron: "Lie Down in 
Darkness" 

Films: "The African Queen," 
"An American in Paris," "A 
Streetcar Named Desire" 

Rodgers & Hammerstein: 
"The King and I" 

Songs: "Hello, Young 
Lovers," "Getting to Know 
You," "Come On-a My 
House," "In the Cool, Cool, 
Cool of the Evening," "Kisses 
Sweeter Than Wine" 



Dressed to sing: The 1950-51 Glee Club 



Science/Technology 



Isotope Carbon-13 discov- 
ered 

Electronic brain built at 
Pennsylvania University 

Xerography process in- 
vented 

R.E. Byrd expedition to 
South Pole 

Navy's first atomic tests at 
Bikini 



Daily Life 



U.S. population:140 million 

Jack Kramer wins USLTA 
singles 

Alabama defeats USC in 
Rose Bowl 

St. Louis defeats Boston in 
World Series, 4-3 




Heart-lung machine 

invented 

Electric power produced 
from atomic energy 

Nobel Prize for Chemistry: 
Edwin M. McMillan and 
Glenn T Seaborg (U.S.) for 
discovery of plutonium 

Charles F. Blair flies solo 
over North Pole 



William Randolph Hearst 
dies 

Color television first intro- 
duced in U.S. 

"Jersey" Joe Walcott knocks 
out Ezzard Charles to win 
world heavyweight boxing 
title 

Ben Hogan wins U.S. Open 

Maureen Connolly wins 
women's singles at USLTA 




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History/Politics 

1956 

Nasser elected Egyptian 
president; seizes Suez 
Canal 

Soviet troops invade 
Hungary 

Dwight Eisenhower, Richard 
Nixon reelected; Congress is 
Democratic 

Japan admitted to U.N. 

Martin Luther King emerges 
as leader of anti-segregation 
movement 

Fidel Castro lands in Cuba to 
overthrow Fulgencio Batista 

U.S. labor columnist Victor 
Riesel blinded by acid 
thrown by gangster; Johnny 
Dio indicted with six others 



Arts/Literature 



Goodrich and Hackett: "The 
Diary of Anne Frank," 
Pulitzer Prize drama 

Grace Metalious: "Peyton 
Place" 

John F. Kennedy: "Profiles in 
Courage" 

Lerner & Loewe: "My Fair 
Lady" 

Songs: "Blue Suede Shoes," 
"Around the World in 80 
Days," "Hound Dog," "I 
Could Have Danced All 
Night," "On the Street Where 
You Live," "Que Sera, Sera," 
"Don't Be Cruel" 

Films: "War and Peace," 
"The Man with the Golden 
Arm," "Around the World in 
80 Days," "The King and I," 
"The Ten Commandments," 
"Lust for Life" 



Taking their best shots: Riflery in 1956 



1961 



John F. Kennedy inaugu- 
rated 

Peace Corps created 

Cuban exile rebels attempt 
unsuccessful invasion of 
Cuba's Bay of Pigs 

Kennedy and Khrushchev 
meet in Vienna 

Berlin Wall constructed 

Ben-Gurion forms coalition 
government in Israel 

Adolf Eichmann found guilty 
in Jerusalem trial 

Dominican Republic dictator 
Rafael Trujillo assassinated 

10-term House Speaker 
Sam Rayburn dies; suc- 
ceeded by John McCormack 

"Freedom Riders," blacks 
and whites organized to 
force Southern integration, 
beaten by white citizens in 
Anniston and Birmingham 



Ernest Hemingway dies 

J.D. Salinger: "Franny and 
Zooey" 

Henry Miller: "Tropic of 
Cancer" first legal publica- 
tion in U.S. 

John Steinbeck: "The Winter 
of Our Discontent" 

Harold Robbins: "The 
Carpetbaggers" 

Joseph Heller: "Catch 22" 

Robert Heinlein: "Stranger in 
a Strange Land" 

James Baldwin: "Nobody 
Knows My Name" 

Films: "Jules et Jim," "West 
Side Story," "Judgment at 
Nuremburg," "The Hustler 

Songs: "Love Makes the 
World Go Round," "Moon 
River," "Where the Boys 
Are," "Exodus" 



Science/Technology 



Neutrino, an atomic particle 
with no electric charge, 
produced at Los Alamos 
Laboratory 

F. W. Muller develops the ion 
microscope 

Bell Telephone begins 
development of "visual 
telephone" 

Transatlantic telephone 
service inaugurated 

Albert Sabin develops oral 
vaccine against polio 



Daily Life 




Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin 
orbits the Earth 

American Alan Shepard 
makes first U.S. space flight 

Lee De Forest, American 
inventor of vacuum tube, 
dies 



At their best: 

The Milestone 
Dance 1961 



Prince Ranier marries Grace 
Kelly 

Andrea Doha sinks after 
collision with Stockholm off 
Nantucket Island 

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson 
Zaharias dies 

IBM founder Thomas J. 
Watson dies 

Fred Allen dies 

Ken Rosewall wins men's 
singles, Shirley Fry win 
women's singles at USLTA 

NY defeats Brooklyn 4-3 in 
World Series 

Rocky Marciano retires 
undefeated; Floyd Patterson, 
21, takes heavyweight crown 
by knocking out Archie 
Moore 



U.S. population 179 million 

Ty Cobb dies 

Floyd Patterson knocks out 
Ingemar Johansson to retain 
heavyweight title 

Bobby Fischer, 17, wins U.S. 
chess championship for 
fourth time, defeating 
Hungarian grand master 
Paul Benko 

Jack Nicklaus wins USGA 
amateurs; Gary Player wins 
Masters 




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1966 

Indira Gandhi becomes 
prime minister of India 

Nkrumah government in 
Ghana is removed by 
military coup 

British Guiana becomes 
independent nation of 
Guyana 

DeGaulle inaugurated for his 
second seven-year term as 
president of France 

2,000 Madrid University 
students battle with police in 
demonstrations 



Truman Capote: "In Cold 
Blood" 

Bernard Malmud: "The Fixer" 

Mao Tse-tung: "Quotations of 
Chairman Mao" 

Films: "Torn Curtain," 
"Fahrenheit 451," "Modesty 
Blaise," "Alfie." "A Man for All 
Seasons," "Who's Afraid of 
Virginia Woolf?" 

Songs: "Born Free," "Eleanor 
Rigby," "Strangers in the 
Night," "Ballad of the Green 
Berets" 



Editorializing: The Governor 
Board for 1965-66 



1971 

Vietnam War expands into 
Laos and Cambodia; U.S. 
bombing escalates 

Idi Amin establishes himself 
as Ugandan strongman 

Lt. William Calley, Jr. found 
guilty of premeditated 
murder in Mylai massacre 

Thomas E. Dewey dies 

"Pentagon Papers" appear in 
"New York Times" 

26th Amendment, allowing 
18-year-olds to vote, ratified 

Nixon orders 90-day wage 
and price freeze to curb 
inflation 

Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and 
William H. Rehnquist named 
to Supreme Court 

India and Pakistan go to war 

Congress ends funding of 
supersonic transport 

U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign treaty 
banning nuclear weapons on 
the ocean floor 



Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts, Washing- 
ton, D.C. opens 

Films: "A Clockwork Or- 
ange," "The French Connec- 
tion," "The Conformist" 

Louis Armstrong dies 

Bill Graham closes legend- 
ary Filmore East and Filmore 
West 



Soviet spacecraft Luna 9 
makes soft landing on moon 

U.S. spacecraft Surveyor I 
makes soft landing on moon 
and transmits more than 
11,000 images of terrain 

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin 
makes 129-minute space 
walk 

U.S. B-52 crashes near 
coast of Spain; four unarmed 
hydrogen bombs are 
dropped - three on land and 
one in sea; last is recovered 
after three months 




Apollo 14 and 15 crews 
become the third and fourth 
groups to explore the moon's 
surface 

Mariner 9 orbits Mars 

Three Russian cosmonauts 
die when their Soyuz 11 
capsule develops an air leak 
while reentering the Earth's 
atmosphere 

U.S. explodes a hydrogen 
bomb beneath Amchitka 
Island, Alaska 




Floods ravage Italy; thou- 
sands of art treasures ruined 
in Venice and Florence 

Miniskirts become fashion 

New York "Herald Tribune" 
ceases publication 

Color tv becomes popular 

President Johnson's 
daughter Luci marries 
Patrick J. Nugent 

Jim Ryun sets world record 
for mile run of 3 minutes, 
51.3 seconds 

British yachtsman Francis 
Chichester arrives in Sydney, 
Australia, 107 days after 
sailing alone from London 



Cigarette advertising is 
banned from television 

Joe Frazier outpoints 
Muhammad Ali to retain the 
world heavyweight boxing 
title 

Rolls-Royce, Ltd. declares 
bankruptcy 

Hank Aaron hits 600th 
career home run 

Charles Manson and three 
others found guilty of Sharon 
Tate murder 

Amtrak begins operation of 
U.S. railroads 

Tricia Nixon marries Edward 
Cox 

"Look" magazine folds 

10 guards and 32 prisoners 
are killed in five-day Attica 
uprising 



Signs of the times: 

Fashions in 1971...? 



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1976 

Chou En-lai dies 

U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign 
underground nuclear test- 
ban treaty 

U.S. celebrates Bicentennial; 
"tall ships" parade in NY 

North and South Vietnam 
are reunited after 22 years in 
the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam, with Hanoi as 
capital; Saigon is renamed 
Ho Chi Minh City 

President Gerald Ford and 
Governor Jimmy Carter meet 
in three debates leading up 
to the November election 

Senators Walter Mondale 
and Robert Dole meet in 
first-ever vice presidential 
debate 

Mao Tse-tung dies 



1981 

Ronald Reagan inaugurated 

China sentences Mao Tse- 
Tung's widow Jiang Quin to 
death for treason; sentence 
later commuted to life in 
prison 

John Hinckley shoots Ronald 
Reagan, Press Secretary 
James Brady and two others 
outside Washington Hilton 

Civil war rages in Lebanon 

U.S. ends grain embargo to 
U.S.S.R., which was 
imposed after invasion in 
Afghanistan 

Francois Mitterand narrowly 
defeats Giscard d'Estaing to 
become French president 

Pope John Paul II is shot 
twice in St. Peter's Square 

Egyptian President Anwar 
Sadat is assassinated 



Carl Bernstein and Bob 
Woodward: "The Final Days" 

Leon Uris: "Trinity" 

Alex Haley: "Roots" 

Agatha Christie dies 

Saul Bellow: "Humboldt's 
Gift," Nobel prize winner 

Michael Bennett: "A Chorus 
Line" 

Guy Lombardo dies 

Films: "All the President's 
Men," "Rocky," "Taxi Driver" 



U.S.S.R.'s Soyuz spacecraft 
docks with orbiting Salyut 
space station 

New atomic particle called 
"upsilon" detected by 
American scientists 

National Academy of 
Science reports that gases 
from spray cans cause 
damage to Earth's ozone 
layer 

Landing vehicles from U.S. 
Viking I and II explore Mars 
and send back first detailed 
photographs of surface 




First U.S. space shuttle, 
"Columbia," makes maiden 
flight 

Scientists identify AIDS 

World's fastest train, TGV, 
enters service in France 

IBM launches personal 
computer 

Voyager 2 flies by Saturn, 
providing data on rings and 
moons 



Howard Hughes dies; gas 
station operator Melvin 
Dummar is heir apparent 

12th Winter Olympics held in 
Innsbruck 

First supersonic passenger 
service inaugurated 

Israeli commandos rescue 
103 hostages held in an Air 
France jetliner at Entebbe 
Airport, Uganda 

Boston Celtics win NBA 
Championship 

"Legionnaires' Disease" 
named after mysterious 
illness kills 29 at convention 
in Philadelphia 

Tanker Argo Merchant runs 
aground off Nantucket, 
spilling millions of gallons of 
oil 

As they were: 

The Class of 76 



Prince Charles and Lady 
Diana announce engage- 
ment 

Roof of Hyatt Hotel in 
Kansas collapses, killing 111 

12,000 Air traffic controllers 
go on strike and are dis- 
missed 

Sandra Day O'Connor 
becomes first female on 
Supreme Court 

Boston Celtics win NBA 
Championship 



"Nicholas Nickleby" plays to 
packed houses on Broadway 

"Cats" opens in London 

Martin Cruz Smith: "Gorky 
Park" 

John Irving: "The Hotel New 
Hampshire" 

"Brideshead Revisited" 
appears on British television 

Films: "Arthur," "An Officer 
and a Gentleman," "On 
Golden Pond," "Raiders of 
the Lost Ark," "Reds," "The 
French Lieutenant's 
Woman," "Chariots of Fire" 

William Holden dies 

Natalie Wood dies 

John Lennon and Yoko Ono 
win Grammy Award for 
"Double Fantasy" 

Hoagy Carmichael dies 

Harry Chapin dies 

Bill Haley dies 

Bob Marley dies 



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A casual conversation with Daniel M. Morgan '67, 
twentieth president of the GDA Board of Trustees. 



an Morgan '67 is in his office today. One might expect that of other executives, but not 
Morgan, whose work as senior vice president of sales and marketing for his family's Morgan Con- 
struction Company might just as easily put him in Beijing, Jakarta or Pittsburgh for weeks at a time. 
Here, in the large corner office he's occupied for the last eight years, Morgan sits behind a long, wooden 
table that divides the room. The table, which serves as an extension of the rolltop desk against one wall, 

seems to groan beneath the weight of a dozen or more stacks of contracts, files, data sheets and other 

material that call for Morgan's attention. "I 

know just where everything is," Morgan says, 

when a visitor comments on the volume of 

paper. It's easy to believe that he does; one 

quickly gets the impression that Morgan is not 

the kind of person who loses things. 

Morgan's office is within a large, old, 
Worcester, Massachusetts, mill building that 
bears his family's name in huge block letters. 
This is where his ancestors — oil portraits of 
whom adorn the reception area — founded the 
business that engineers and manufactures 
rolling mill machinery for the steel industry 
back in 1888. It is also where his father still 
reigns as chairman of the board and his elder 
brother is president. 

Morgan entered Governor Dummer as 
a freshman, the son of one alumnus (Paul S. 
Morgan '41), the nephew of another (Peter S. 
Morgan '43) and the grandson of a GDA Board 
member (Phillip M. Morgan). He graduated 
four years later, after racking up an impressive 
record: varsity letters in three sports (football, 
wrestling and tennis) and captain of one 
(tennis) for two years; Editor-in-Chief of The 
Governor; Glee Club president; Language Lab 
chairman; dormitory proctor; recipient of a 
Special Prize at Commencement; and member 
of Cum Laude Society. "Where he found the 
time and energy to accomplish so much, I 
scarcelv know," said Headmaster Valleau 
Wilkie when presenting Morgan with his prize 
at graduation. 

After GDA, he earned an undergradu- 
ate degree at Harvard — which the '67 Milestone 
jokingly said Morgan "inherited," because so 
many of his relatives are Harvard alumni /ae — 
and an M.B. A. at Boston College. He spent a 
year working in a Canadian steel mill, "learn- 
ing a little bit about the steel business," before 




16 The Archon - Spring 1996 



joining the family firm in 1975. 

A past corporator of the 
Worcester Art Museum, past president 
of the Friendly House neighborhood 
center in Worcester and a corporator of 
the Greater Worcester Community 
Fund, Morgan says his "primary focus 
for the past ten years has been Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy." Indeed, he 
has been co-chairman of National 
Network for the successful, three-year, 
$17.1 million Campaign to Make a 
Significant Difference, a Class Agent, a 
nine-year member of the Board of 
Trustees and chairman of the Board's 
Development Committee during that 
time. 

Morgan and his wife Mayo 
have been married 18 years and have 
three children: Mayo, 17, a student at 
Bancroft School; Wynne, 15, a student 
at St. George's School; and Robbie, 11, a 






student at Bancroft. 

In February, the GDA Board of 
Trustees elected Morgan as its twenti- 
eth president, succeeding Dodge D. 
Morgan '50 (who, despite sharing a 
surname, is not related to Dan Mor- 
gan). Dodge Morgan, who has been 
Board president since 1992, has said he 
plans to remain "an active member of 
the Board, "even as he plans and 
carries out an historic sailing adven- 
ture to Antarctica next year. 

The incoming Board president 
took time from his hectic schedule to sit 
down and talk with Arclion Editor 
David Bergmann '70, who happens to 
have been one of Morgan's freshman 
charges in Moody House when Mor- 
gan was a senior proctor some 30 years 
ago. Their conversation began on the 
topic of tradition, since tradition — 
from Governor Dummer to Harvard to 
Morgan Construction — seems to have 
played an important role in Morgan's 
life. 

Morgan: Being involved in a tradition 
of family business is something I've 
enjoyed. Working closely with my 
father and my brother has been what 
I've enjoyed most about the business. 
Archon: Was that your intention all the 
way through school, or were you born 
into it? 

M: I had really no idea what I was 
going to be up to. It wasn't really until 
toward the end of business school, 
when I was looking to go out into the 
world of business and I was thinking 
about what I was going to get involved 
in. What I decided was that there's a 
lot to the tradition of a family business 
that is something beyond just making 
money, beyond running a business, 
which is what the other alternatives 
offered. My brother had already been 
in the business, and so there really 
wasn't a lot of pressure about whether 



the fifth generation would be carried 
forward. It was pretty well a free 
choice that I made, and it was a good 
decision, as it turns out. 
A: Is it something that you want your 
children to do? 

M: It's up to them. I don't intend to put 
any pressure on them one way or the 
other. 

A: What a good father. 
M: Well, I don't know about that, but 
it's the same thing as prep schools and 
colleges. You try not to push them too 
hard. You can show them what the 
options are and hope they choose one 
that they're going to be happy with. 
A: You were a legacy at Governor 
Dummer, weren't you? 
M: Right. My father [Paul S. Morgan 
'41] went to Governor Dummer, my 
grandfather was on the board at 
Governor Dummer. 

A: Your going to GDA wasn't predeter- 
mined? 

M : No, actually my older brother had 
gone elsewhere. He decided on 
Andover for various reasons. I'd 
known Andover, and I took a look at 
Governor Dummer and some other 
schools and I decided Governor 
Dummer was the school for me. I was 
attracted to the warmth of the school. 
The interview with John Witherspoon 
was very easy because it was a very 
familiar kind of thing. He obviously 
knew my father, and there seemed to be 
a good connection there. The decision 
to go to GDA was an easy one. And the 
right one, as it turned out. 
A: What do you remember most about 
your GDA student experience? 
M: There's a lot I remember. [Laughs] 
The first thing I remember is the 
classmates I had — the friendships 
that I made there. Still my closest 
friends are those from my GDA days. 
Another thing that's interesting as I'm 
looking back is the fact that I can 
remember my junior and senior year 
having weekends available to go off 
campus to do what I wanted, but not 
doing it because I was so involved at 
school during the weekends; I'd be 
involved in so many things at the 
school and take part in so many 
activities — athletics, The Governor or 
whatever. It seemed that the time was 
filled up with things to do at the 
school. Looking back, it's kind of 
remarkable to me that we really would 
have liked to get off campus, but the 
draw was to be on campus. 
A: The lack of girls aside. 



The Archon - Spring 1996 17 



M: [Laughs] Yeah. Well, there's 
another reason. But I think that is 
important now, looking back to where 
the school was and where we want it to 
be going. I can remember my first 
dorm was Moody House and my last 
dorm was Moody House, as a proctor 
for you and a bunch of other freshmen 
at that time. And I remember the care 
we got from the faculty. There are some 
top people I'm very fond of — start 
with Heb Evans and Ash Eames, Bob 
Anderson and John Ogden, on the 
coaching side of things. You can just 
run down the list: Art Sager and Ben 
Stone in the Glee Club, classes with 
Buster Navins.... I can remember 
English class in Uncle Tom's Cabin, 
and every now and then Tom Mercer 
would say, "Now, Paul," meaning my 
father, who probably had sat in the 
same seat I was sitting in. He'd get the 
wrong first name, but he knew he was 
talking to a Morgan. And the young 
faculty guys like Dick Leavitt — his 
first year was my sophomore year at 
Governor Dummer. I just saw him last 
weekend. It's a vastly different situa- 
tion, but it's still a relationship that's 
endured through time. The closeness 
of the teachers to the students — that's 
something that's really memorable and 
important to me. 

A: And you might not have found that 
at a larger school.... 
M: Absolutely. The size is an impor- 
tant factor in the GDA experience. Very 
obviously, I have very fond memories 
of my years at GDA. 
A: Harvard was a family tradition, too, 
wasn't it? 

M: Yeah, we've had a lot of relatives 
who went to Harvard. My brother 
went there, my sisters were there, my 
parents were there, my grandparents.... 
So there's been a little bit of family 
history to that, too. 
A: Do you have the same kind of 
connection to Harvard? 
M: No, not at all. 
A: You're not on the Board of 
Overseers. . . ?[Laughs] 
M:No, no. My mother is. [Laughs] I 
also went to Fay School, and I have 
fond feelings about Fay, but I don't 
have any involvement there. You 
wonder why I continue to be involved 
with GDA, but I never really left it. I 
started working for the Annual Fund 
pretty well right out of school. My 
roommate freshman year in college 
was Anthony Gerard ['67], and I think 
he put the word into Val Wilkie that I 




"I'm involved in a business 
where we spend two years 
to make one sale. To see 
the dramatic change at 
Governor Dummer, to start 
with a plan and shortly 
thereafter see it bear fruit, 
gee, that's terrific." 

might be a good guy to ask to do the 
Annual Fund for our class. So I got a 
letter from Val asking me if I'd be 
willing to do it, and I said "sure." That 
year I wrote every classmate a nice 
handwritten letter. I'm still involved as 
a Class Agent, and the ties have 
continued with people at GDA. Now 
it's getting to the point where almost 
all the faculty I knew when I was there 
are retired. Bob Anderson's retiring 
this year, so Leavitt will be the only 
one. Having stayed involved with the 
school, I have new relationships with 
people that have been established, 
amongst the alums, amongst the 
faculty and amongst the administra- 
tion, and it's always a rewarding part 
of working at GDA. That's a big reason 
I keep doing it. 

A: You have been involved in a lot, and 
especially on the development side. 
M : Yeah. No one else likes to do it; no 
one else will do it.... [Laughs] 
A: Is that how you see your role — you 
have to jump in where no one else will? 
M: No, I don't think so. When I was 
asked to get on the Board, I said I'd be 
happy to do anything Skip 
[Pescosolido '55, late Board president] 
asked me to; whatever position he felt 
that I could be useful in. He asked me 
if I'd do Development Committee, 
which I did. 
A: Before this, did he ask you to be on 



the Board? How did that come about? 
M: What happened was I had been 
working on the Annual Fund for some 
time, and was active in the Alumni /ae 
Council, and as part of the beginnings 
of the Campaign to Make a Significant 
Difference, Peter [Bragdon] and Stuart 
[Chase, former Director of Develop- 
ment] came down to Worcester with a 
mission on their minds, but without 
telling me what they really wanted, 
and they asked me if I'd consider being 
the chairman of the National Network 
part of the Campaign. And I said 
"sure," not really knowing what I was 
going to get into. I made some progress 
in the National Network, and shortly 
after that I think there was an opening 
on the Board, and I was asked to serve. 
At the end of the Campaign, the 
Development Committee was reconsti- 
tuted, and Skip asked if I'd serve as 
head of the Development Committee, 
which I was happy to do. And since 
then I've been smart enough to get a co- 
chair in Put Flint ['37]. Put's terrific. 
He's done a great job. The other reason 
for the co-chair was because I do a lot 
of traveling, so I managed to miss 
about half the meetings in the last 
couple of years. 

A: I understand your name came up 
after Skip died; you were one of several 
people considered for the presidency of 
the Board. 

M: I don't know about that. I wasn't 
asked, but I was asked who I thought 
would be the best candidate. I had 
discussions with some of the other 
Trustees, and I remember that, to me 
and those I talked with, there was no 
choice but Dodge. He was the only 
person who had what it takes to step in 
at that time and fill the tremendous 
void that had been left. And Dodge has 
done a great job, I think. It was a very 
tough situation to come in on. Very 
tough. I've had the luxury of meeting 
with Dodge and talking with him 
about what his experience has been, 
what his thoughts are on what this job 
entails, and already there are a couple 
of issues that have come up where I 
can bounce some ideas off Dodge, and 
it's been helpful. 

A: He had to jump in cold, and you 
have a predecessor to rely on. 
M: Sure, it's a heck of a lot easier. 
Dodge had to pull the Board back 
together and keep us focused on where 
Skip and Peter had set the direction 
and vision. He had the meeting at his 
place in Chebeague early on in his 



18 The Archon - Spring 1996 



tenure, and I think that re-established 
and re-focused the direction of the 
school. 

A: One thing Dodge said in his Archon 
interview was that he thrives on chaos. 
He came into the job firmly decided 
that he was going to foment chaos on 
the Board. How does that fit with your 
style? 

M: [Laughs] That's not my style. That 
is true about Dodge. Last year Dodge 
took the tack that all the Board commit- 
tees were going to have new chairmen, 
just to change things around and get 
some new ideas in there. I am not 
Dodge.... We share the same 
name... [Laughs] 
A: — But that's as far as it goes? 
M: No, we share the same deep com- 
mitment to our alma mater, too. Dodge 
is the consummate entrepreneur — the 
guy who's out there moving and 
shaking and doing great things. I 
guess where I am right now in my 
business life is not quite where Dodge 
is in his. I'm helping to run a 106-year- 
old family business in the steel indus- 
try, and it's a little more conservative, 
and chaos is not quite what we want. I 
guess I try to be more of a consensus- 
builder. It's going with an organized 
approach to pulling in the direction we 
want to go. I know what Dodge is 
saying, though, and continual im- 
provement is important; not sticking to 
established patterns is important. It's 
dangerous to always do the same 
thing; you get into that rut where 
you're so sure what you're doing is the 
right way, it's not healthy. You've got 
to be looking at other alternatives. I 
think that's what's exciting about 
being part of Governor Dummer now 
— the fact that we're continually doing 
that on the Board and in the adminis- 
tration and faculty. We're looking at 
the way things were done before, but 
we're looking at new ways of doing 
things, too. For me it's been one of the 
more rewarding things that I've been 
involved with, because there's been 
such tremendous positive change in a 
very — I think — a very short time. I 
think maybe Peter's frustrated that it 
hasn't come faster, but I think it's 
happened pretty quickly. I'm involved 
in a business where we spend two 
years to make one sale. To see the 
dramatic change at Governor Dummer, 
to start with a plan and shortly thereaf- 
ter see it bear fruit, gee, that's terrific. 
A: Specifically, can you point out a few 
instances? 



M: Sure. You can look at the capital 
campaign, which is pretty well where I 
started on the Board. Look what 
happened over that three-year period, 
with the new buildings that came up at 
GDA — Nannie B. Phillips Dormitory 
and the Pescosolido Field House. You 
also had a pretty significant increase in 
the faculty compensation, as I recall. 
There was a vision established, and it 
was accomplished. What we're 
striving to achieve in terms of the ratio 
of boarding-to-day students is being 
perpetuated; we're not there yet, but the 
vision is still there. 
A: What is the goal? 
M: I think this is something that's 
going to be discussed at the Trustee 
retreat this summer to really confirm 
the direction. But I think personally 
that a ratio of about 80-20, in terms of 
boarding-day, is where we should be 
striving. We were at 70-30 a couple of 
years ago, and we've dropped back a 
little bit since then. I think we should 
be pushing to get back to 70-30, or to 
75-25, but that means some other 
things. That means you probably have 
to talk about another dormitory, but I 
think that's an important factor in 
terms of what I mentioned earlier about 
having the focus of school life at school 
for the weekends. As I see it now, 
there's just too much focus away from 
school after Friday. Not that it's a 

"I think part of the vision of 
what GDA is and will con- 
tinue to be is the best na- 
tional small boarding 
school in the nation." 




wasteland on campus on weekends, 
but I think we can do better. 
A: Can we afford to make that kind of a 
change right away? Or how far off do 
you think that would be? 
M: How far off it's going to be? I can 
only guess. The important thing is 
there's a focus toward getting further 
down the road in terms of that mix. 
That's important, very important. I 
forget what it was when we were there 
— what do you think it was? 
A: I think it was closer to 90-10. 
M: Yeah, I would have said 85-15 or 90- 
10. Anyway, to me that's an important 
focus. When we started on this subject, 
we were talking about what was 
accomplished during the campaign, 
and dramatic changes in a short 
timeframe. The other exciting thing 
that happened was the curriculum 
change that also came out of this time 
of the campaign, and Skip and Peter 
led the charge. I can remember Skip 
saying, "We've accomplished these 
things, we've raised a lot of money, and 
we can sit back and be part of what all 
the other secondary schools are doing 
and be very comfortable in this, or are 
we going to move, are we going to take 
some risks, and if we take some risks 
we can move forward as a school and 
separate ourselves from the rest of the 
pack?" And there was a conscious 
decision made that, yeah, we'll step 
out, we'll look at doing things differ- 
ently. The Square One Committee was 
established to look at the whole 
educational process at GDA, and from 
that came the new curriculum. And 
that was extremely important and an 
extremely exciting thing to do. We've 
taken some risks in terms of changing 
the curriculum, and we've, I think, 
made the right decision. As Peter 
would say, we're doing things now 
that the rest of the schools are going to 
sooner or later have to do. And we've 
taken that step a lot earlier, so we've 
taken a leadership position. And now 
here we are, just a couple of years later, 
and we're talking about a new library 
and a new math-science center, which 
is just adding on, as Dodge said some 
time ago, the "tools" that are needed to 
go forward with what we've embarked 
on in terms of the educational process 
at GDA. 

A: Some people might think that every 
Board member wants to return the 
school to what the school was back 
when he or she was a student. 
M: [Laughs] Yeah, I was going to say 



The Archon - Spring 1996 19 



something about that, too. Because 
that's one thing that I always catch 
myself doing. You know, "Wasn't it 
nice when...?" But you forget. You 
forget, for example, the fact that we 
were all male. [Laughs] That was one 
of the best decisions ever made, I think: 
to go co-ed. I remember my first trip 
back after the school became co-ed, and 
I just said, "Wow, this is such a better 
place now." 

A: Although Spring Dance Weekend 
hasn't been the same since.... 
M : [Laughs] They don't bring in the big 
busloads of girls.... I do try and catch 
myself, because I know how things 
were 30 years ago, and it's not healthy 
to say this is the way it's got to be now. 
There are things that happened back in 
the 60s when we were there, and you're 
not going to replicate that. But what 
you want to replicate are things like the 
faculty-student relationships that we 
had back then. The opportunities for 
that to happen and the facilities for 
those interactions to happen have to be 
available, and you can facilitate that. 
Different rules, different situations, 
different kids, different everything, but 
that general principle of GDA as a 
family school that was so important to 
us back then is what we ought to 
facilitate. That's a big, big part of GDA. 
A: Is downsizing an option? 
M: In the discussions that we've had, I 
think a lot of people feel that 325 is an 
optimal number, instead of 345. You 
can do the math to say that if you're 
going to be 80-20 or 75-25, how many 
boarding students that entails, and 
you're probably going to need at least 
another dorm to make that happen. If 
you're going to be 75-25 at 350, then 
you need more than one dorm. 
A: Is that in the cards? 
M : Well, it's down the road. If some- 
body came to us tomorrow and said, 
"I'd like to give GDA a dorm," I think 
it's in the cards. We've established 
priorities for the library and math- 
science center. I think we have serious 
demands for adequate faculty housing; 
we're not where we want to be. The 
faculty compensation package overall 
we want to make sure remains com- 
petitive. That's important. There's a 
priority list, and if we had the money to 
spend, a dorm would be a little further 
down the list, but if someone came to 
uie school with a gift for a new dorm, 
then it would happen a lot quicker. I 
think the boarding-day ratio got pretty 
clos • to 50-50 in the 70s, didn't it? That 

20 The Archon - Spring 1996 



really is pulling away a lot of student 
life that was an important part of the 
GDA experience for me. 
A: One of the focuses that Skip and 
Dodge had was to make GDA more of a 
national school. What do you think the 
current boarding-day mix does to the 
image of the school? 
M: I think the current boarding-day 
mix supports that image. We are a 
national boarding school. I think part 
of the vision of what GDA is and will 
continue to be is the best national small 
boarding school in the nation. That's 
what we're trying to achieve. I think 
it's important to be national, and also 
international. I think diversity's 
important; it's part of what GDA is and 
the GDA experience. 
A: How do we get there? 
M: Admissions is an important part of 
it. In the last few years there's been a 
big stretch for admissions to be much 
more pro-active in going out to differ- 
ent pockets of the country, identifying 
areas where GDA can get there first 
and have a significant impact. We've 
seen a lot of kids coming in from 
California of late, and we've got a great 
reputation there. I think Admissions is 
a big part of that. And marketing, of 
course. 

A: And in terms of being "the best" — 
that part of the equation? 
M: I think that has to do with the 
faculty. I think we've got an extremely 
strong faculty. It has to do with 
facilities, which I think we're making 
an important effort to get for ourselves. 
I think the library has been sorely 
needed for years before you and I got 
there, and now we're going to do that. I 
think facilities-wise, we will soon be on 
a par with everybody else. I think the 
third facet of what makes you the best 
is the student who is at GDA, and also 
what kind of environment the school 
provides for its students. I think that's 
the next real area of focus, as far as I'm 
concerned. Since I've been on the 
Board, we've looked at facilities, we've 
looked at faculty compensation, we've 
looked at the whole education side of 
things in terms of the curriculum, and 
the one area where I really think we 
can make tremendous headway versus 
our other competitive schools is the 
area of student life and student well- 
being at GDA. I think that's going to be 
a critical thing we can work on in the 
next few years, where we can really, 
again, differentiate GDA from what's 
happening in other boarding schools. 



A: Are we talking about offering a 
greater range of curricular and extra- 
curricular things? 

M: Yeah, I think so. But the first step is 
a "blue sky" look at things. It's like the 
Square One we did on the education 
side of GDA. Take a fresh look at the 
whole issue of student life, student- 
well-being at GDA. The head of the 
committee's been selected and the 
committee will soon be formed. The 
focus is going to take a fresh look at 
what's going on at GDA now and 
what, in the best of all possible worlds, 
student life would be. I think if we 
have the focus of having the best 
quality of life for a student at GDA, 
added with education, added with the 
facilities, that makes you the best. I 
can't see anybody doing anything any 
better. 

A: When you think of student life, what 
specifically comes to mind? 
M : The opportunities that are available 
on campus for interaction with stu- 
dents together — activities to be 
involved in at all times during the 
week, also making sure that there's 
good supervision all the time. I was 
talking to somebody who said that one 
thing about boarding schools is that 
they're tremendous about responding 
to a crisis. If somebody has a problem, 
schools are good at getting mobilized 
and addressing it, but the one area 
where boarding schools fall short is 
stopping the problem from starting in 
the first place. Anticipating it. And I 
think there's some truth to that. 
[Trustee] Don Werner, from the Board 
side, is going to be starting up this 
committee with [Dean of Students] 
Lynda Bromley from the administra- 
tion. 

A: Does raising academic standards 
figure into all this? 

M: Well, another objective we have is to 
raise the average tested ability of the 
students. It's been a stated goal. But at 
the same time, I think one of the 
strengths of GDA has really been to get 
the most out of the potential of each 
entering student. The last thing we 
want to accept kids on is high SSATs. 
That's not what I consider to be an 
objective, to increase tested ability as an 
ultimate result. We still want to make 
sure we're getting the right kind of 
student into GDA, and tested ability is 
important to have. There will continue 
to be a mix of students, but hopefully 
we can increase the top as well as the 
bottom in terms of the SSATs. Peter 
(continued on page 26) 



ARCHON PROFILE 



Anthony D. Whittemore '62 



In an era of medical specialization and managed health care, many patients 
may be wondering whether anyone is seeing the whole picture. The answer 
to this problem, as it turns out, may be... 



...in the Hands 
of a Surgeon 




by G. Matthew Pike 



The seemingly endless hallways that 
compose the lower levels of Brigham and 
Women's Hospital are remarkably quiet, 
almost deserted. The silence is broken only by 
the subdued, but omnipresent electrical hum 
and the sound of air rushing through the giant 
system of vents everywhere in the hospital. Two 
factors account for the tranquility: first, it is a 
Saturday; and, second, the corridors are located 
two levels below ground, so there are no win- 
dows. Along one particularly industrial looking 
hallway one comes to an elegant pair of wood 
and glass doors with a sign beside them that 
reads "Division of Vascular Surgery, Anthony D. 
Whittemore, Chief." Inside the office, one's eye is 
drawn to two watercolor paintings that hang to 
the right of the entryway. A closer look reveals 
the signature of the artist, Rhoda S. Whittemore, 
wife of the division chief. More prominent still is 
the larger example of her work, an aquatic- 
themed monotype that hangs in Whittemore's 
office. Two photographs on adjacent walls pro- 
vide evidence that Whittemore has at least two 
leisure pursuits: the larger image, a gift from his 
children, shows two J-boats racing in the 1937 
America's Cup; the other, a gift from a friend and 
fellow surgeon, is a skier 's-eye view of the tips 
of a pair of skis traversing fresh snow. 



The Archon - Spring 1996 21 



Upon returning from 
early morning rounds, "Andy" 
Whittemore '62 discusses the 
last few details of his current 
cases with a small group of 
colleagues — "the changing of 
the guard," he calls it. In his 
early 50s, Whittemore appears 
much as he did during his days 
at Governor Dummer. His 
short, spiky crew cut has been 
replaced with a longer, tradi- 
tional hair style, and he now 
wears glasses; but his slim, 
amiable features endure. One 
also can't help but notice his 
hands — a surgeon's hands — 
for, while neatly kept, their 
otherwise unremarkable ap- 
pearance belies a host of envi- 
able skills acquired through more 
than two decades of training. 

One cannot help but recog- 
nize the irony inherent in 
Whittemore's work. While he 
concerns himself on a daily basis 
with repairing, rerouting and 
unblocking the sometimes tiny 
arterial and venous walls of his 
many patients, he also spends a 
great deal of his time working to 
break down the even less apparent 
though much larger walls between 
the various medical disciplines. 
These disparate but complementary 
duties fall to Whittemore through 
his work as Chief of the Vascular 
Surgery Division at Brigham and 
Women's Hospital in Boston, 
Director and co-founder of the 
hospital's Vascular Center and 
Professor of Surgery at Harvard 
Medical School. He manages to 
juggle all of that in a 60- to 70-hour 
work week, while also meeting the 
demands of being Secretary of both 
the International Society for Car- 
diovascular Surgery and the Boston 
Surgical Society, President-elect of 
the New England Society of Vascu- 
lar Surgery and fulfilling numerous 
clinical and hospital service respon- 
sibilities, committee assignments, 
publishing obligations and research 
interests. 

Morse Flag-winner 
Whittemore traces his initial inter- 
est in medicine to his first year at 
Governor Dummer Academy. 
Spt ifically, he points to two influ- 



"When you assume the 
position of advising 
someone regarding 
potentially life-threaten- 
ing issues and recom- 
mending treatment and 
then carrying that treat- 
ment out with potentially 
catastrophic results as a 
risk, that's a tremendous 
leap." 



ences, the first of which was his 
experience in freshman biology 
class with GDA master teacher Bob 
Anderson. It was in Anderson's 
class that Whittemore found that, 
even as his classmates struggled, 
biology came easily to him. He 
smiles as he remembers, "Bob's 
excitement for the field. ..and his 
ability to organize it in a way that 
reflected that excitement that 
allowed you to understand and to 
feel his insight and love for it. I'll 
never forget the final exam. There 
was one question: 'Expand on the 
following statement: Ontogeny 
recapitulates phylogeny.' It was a 
wonderful exam. It was terrific. So, 
that course basically set the 
groundwork for thinking seriously 
about medicine and the sciences." 

Whittemore credits the 
structure and academic rigor that 
Governor Dummer provided for 
offering a world of opportunities 
that would never have been avail- 
able to him had he stayed in the 
public school system in his home- 
town of Cohasset, MA. At the 
Academy, Whittemore's activities 
ranged from playing on the varsity 
soccer, hockey and lacrosse teams, 
singing in the Glee Club and the 
musical trio The Three-Fifths and 
serving as co-managing editor for 
the Milestone. He also was the first 
Senior Class President under a new 
system of student government. 

Whittemore also points to 
the structure at the Academy as 



providing a foundation for him 
in the wake of his father's death 
shortly after he arrived at GDA 
as a sophomore. More than 
three decades after the fact, 
Whittemore's eyes well when 
discussing the effect of that loss, 
which was the second major 
influence on his decision to 
pursue medicine. Whittemore 
notes that the death three years 
later of his brother Timothy '65, 
while a student at the Academy, 
"was more reinforcement for 
my idealistic desire to try to 
understand human disease and 
see if I could contribute in some 
way." 

After four years on a pre- 
med track at Trinity College in 
Connecticut, Whittemore pursued 
his interest in medicine at Columbia 
University in New York City. While 
there, he found that his natural 
gifts lay more in the area of surgery 
rather than internal medicine, but 
he held an equal love of both. After 
some hesitancy, which he says was 
rooted more in intellectual curiosity 
rather than indecision, his wife 
Rhoda convinced him he belonged 
in surgery when it came time to 
apply for his first internship. 
Whittemore says that the intellec- 
tual challenges he found in internal 
medicine back then continues to 
affect his work today. He explains, 
"Vascular surgery assumes primary 
care for a huge segment of the 
elderly population who are very ill 
— multi-systems down — and you 
have to know a lot of internal 
medicine." 

During this same period, 
the Whittemores decided to start a 
family. Their eldest, Andy, was 
born the night before Whittemore's 
physiology and pharmacology final 
exams. "How I passed those exams, 
I have no idea," he admits. "Defi- 
nitely on auto-pilot." Their second 
child, Joshua, was born during 
Whittemore's internship at Colum- 
bia Presbyterian Medical Center, 
and their daughter Sarah was born 
toward the end of Whittemore's 
surgical residency. He describes his 
wife as "one determined saint," 
who "stood by me through some 
horrendous experiences, especially 



22 The Archon - Spring 1996 



when I think back on how much my 
training kept us apart for so much 
of the time. She weathered some 
tough times and really kept us 
together." 

On his experience as an 
intern, Whittemore says, "It was 
very intense all the time because for 
the first time you really were 
entirely accountable for your 
actions. You were no longer a 
student, and there was nobody 
protecting you from potential 
errors in what you ordered either 
diagnostically or therapeutically for 
your patients. And that takes a 
while to become comfortable with." 
He notes that the transition from 
the study of medicine to the practi- 
cal application of that knowledge is 
perhaps the most significant one in 
becoming a doctor. "When you 
assume the position of advising 
someone regarding potentially life- 
threatening issues and recommend- 
ing treatment and then carrying 
that treatment out with potentially 
catastrophic results as a risk, that's 
a tremendous leap." 

The second major step in 
the training of a doctor is the 
realization that the profession's 
limitations can result in an inability 
to solve patients' problems. "All the 
way through your training period 
and thereafter, there's always some 
element of doubt. Am I advising 
properly? Anybody with any grain 
of humility is going to be filled 
with doubt much of the time, 
knowing how much we don't 
know. As you gain in experience, 
you get a better idea of what 
realistically can be done, and 
therefore what you can expect of 
yourself. Therefore, you grow a 
little more comfortable with saying, 
T'm sorry, I can't help' or Things 
did not work out the way we had 
hoped,' because there's always that 
element of doubt. How can we do 
better? What could I have done 
differently?" 

When asked to recall the 
first time he had to deliver the 
news that current techniques would 
not hold an answer to a patient's 
problems, Whittemore pauses at 
length. His gaze drifts as he seems 
to mentally review the thousands 



of cases of his career. Finally, and 
poignantly, he acknowledges that 
he has been called upon to break 
such news to patients so frequently 
that he cannot recall the first time 
he was called upon to do so. He 
explains that this is largely due to 
the fact that his patient population 
is elderly, but emphasizes that even 
the most advanced and aggressive 
therapies can sometimes not repair 
a system that has been subject to 
years of abuse through smoking, 
high cholesterol and other causal 
factors, including the inevitable 
expression of an individual's 
genetic package. 

Drafted in the 1972, with 
orders to report for duty in Da 
Nang, Vietnam, Whittemore ac- 
cepted the option of a completing 
his post-doctoral training before 
serving his two years in the mili- 
tary. The alternative meant that he 
not only would miss the war, but 
that he would spend a year re- 
searching hepatic (liver) regenera- 
tion at a lab at Columbia. 
Whittemore says it was his subse- 
quent clinical work with Arthur 
Voorhees, the pioneering surgeon 
who worked to develop synthetic 
grafts in vascular surgery, that 
honed his skills and helped him 
focus on a particular specialty. 
Whittemore says Voorhees' open 
and inquisitive mind continues to 
serve as a model for his own 




intellectual endeavors. 

After completing his 
postdoctoral training and two years 
of military service in Norfolk, VA, 
Whittemore returned to Boston to 
join the surgical staff of Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital, which would 
later become Brigham and Women's 
Hospital. It was during his early 
tenure there, during what 
Whittemore describes as "a side- 
walk consultation" with colleague 
Victor Dzau, that the idea of a 
vascular center for the coordinated 
treatment of patients first arose. 
Whittemore and Dzau were dis- 
cussing the case of an elderly 
woman who was under treatment 
for multiple medical problems and 
required 16 medications, 35 doses 
each day, administered by six 
different physician specialists. The 
two physicians concluded that 
patients could benefit from a 
coordinated approach to their care. 
Whittemore explains that he and 
Dzau recognized that the concept 
flew in the face of the continuing 
trend toward specialization in the 
medical profession, but they agreed 
that the benefits of a 
multidisciplinary approach to 
diagnosis and therapy could be 
significant. 

Whittemore describes the 
need for a multidisciplinary center 
when he explains that the pathol- 
ogy of vascular disease is such that 
many of the body's systems can be 
concomitantly affected. "When you 
begin to close off arteries, you can 
lose tissue in the brain, heart, 
kidneys and legs, sometimes 
irrevocably," he says. Furthermore, 
he explains, diabetes, smoking, 
weight, hypertension and high 
cholesterol can all significantly 
influence the degenerative nature 
of atherosclerosis. Anyone attempt- 
ing to create a medical organization 
that hinges upon the concept of 
interdisciplinary coordination, 
Whittemore says, comes up against 
perhaps centuries-old territorial 
disputes between various divisions 
in the medical profession. Though 
recognizing the possible conflicts, 
Whittemore moved to create such a 
center at Brigham and Women's, 
and Dzau did the same at Stanford 



The Archon - Spring 1996 23 



University. 

The Vascular Center at 
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
brings specialists in vascular medi- 
cine, vascular surgery and cardio- 
vascular and interventional radiol- 
ogy together to formulate initial 
diagnostic and therapeutic plans for 
its patients. In addition, the center 
offers services through its own 
vascular diagnostic laboratory and 
risk reduction center. 

The clinical component of 
the center consists of three sur- 
geons, five cardiologists and four 
interventional radiologists. There 
are six post-doctoral clinical fel- 
lows-in-training in the three disci- 
plines, nine registered nurses and 
27 technical and clerical personnel. 
The physical layout consists of 
10,000 square feet and requires an 
annual budget of $7 million, exclu- 
sive of in-patient and operating 
room hospital facilities. The clini- 
cians participate in over 6,000 
patient visits annually, carry out 980 
surgical arterial reconstructions and 
additional 2,500 diagnostic and 
interventional radiological proce- 
dures. The diagnostic clinical 
laboratory carries out some 7,000 
non-invasive tests each year. The 
research component of the Vascular 
Center is located separately in 3,500 
square feet on an annual budget of 
$1.48 million and consists of four 
full-time faculty members, with an 
additional 16 post-doctoral fellows. 

Whittemore explains that 
the center's success is measured 
by examining patient satisfac- 
tion, mortality and morbidity 
figures, longevity, cost and the 
quality of life of patients after 
treatment. He points out that 
some clear patterns have 
emerged from the center's 
work: the average age of 
patients seeking treatment for 
vascular disease is on the rise; 
pharmacology, therapeutic and 
non-invasive diagnostic and 
surgical options are expanding 
rapidly; and the incidence of 
patients with multiple disorders 
is increasing. However, overall 
mortality and morbidity rates 
for patients receiving treatment 
fo; vascular disease are lower 



than ever, he says. Meanwhile, the 
struggle for acceptance of this new 
approach goes on, "fueled in part 
by a self-serving desire to maintain 
conventional turf boundaries," 
Whittemore admits, and traditions 
can be hard to break. 

Whittemore's approach to 
patient care would seem to be 
timely, considering recent changes 
in the ways health care is provided 
and paid for in the U.S. "I would 
think the managed-care folks 
would really embrace this concept," 
Whittemore says. "It's far more 
cost-efficient and tends to involve 
fewer specialists throughout the 
process. It also is consistent with 
the critical pathway, or unified 
approach to a specific disease entity, 
and emphasizes the preventative 
aspects of longitudinal managed 
care." 

The many hats Whittemore 
wears as practitioner, teacher and 
researcher compose what he calls 
"the proverbial triumvirate" of the 
medical profession. "What's been 
added to it is the business end of 
it," Whittemore says, "That's 
clearly one of the new aspects of 
not only my career, but that of most 
in my position, where we're having 
to learn a great deal more about the 
business of medicine. It used to be 
the art and the science. Now it's the 
art, the science and the business. 
It's continually challenging. Just 
when you think you've understood 
the ground rules , they change, and 



"It used to be the art and 
the science. Now it's the 
art, the science and the 
business. It's continually 
challenging. Just when 
you think you've under- 
stood the ground rules , 
they change, and it has a 
bearing on how you take 
care of patients, how you 
teach, and how you do 
your research." 



it has a bearing on how you take 
care of patients, how you teach, 
and how you do your research." 

"The research side of things 
right now is in transition because it 
has become progressively more 
difficult for clinicians to compete 
for the diminishing dollar and to 
maintain expertise in rapidly 
changing techniques of macromo- 
lecular biology," Whittemore 
explains. One major component of 
the center-oriented concept is that 
the research responsibilities have 
been turned over to a full-time lab 
head who oversees the grant 
process, coordinates the research 
and manages the lab. According to 
Whittemore, this arrangement 
allows practicing physicians to 
remain focused primarily on patient 
care, but remain involved in the 
research, leaving the logistical 
management of that research to 
someone who is responsible for the 
lab on a full-time basis. 

This year Whittemore will 
celebrate his 30th year of marriage. 
His wife Rhoda continues to study 
painting at the Museum School of 
the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 
His eldest son Andy now works at 
Solomon Brothers' New York office 
in mergers and acquisitions — 
"murders and accusations," his 
father jokes — and is engaged to be 
married. Josh is currently consider- 
ing medical school, while conduct- 
ing experimental research on new 
endovascular grafts, and Sarah 
graduates this year from the 
University of Colorado. Annual 
sailing and ski trips provide the 
venue for the Whittemore 
family to maintain their close 
bonds. 

Whittemore's career is now 
in its third decade and it shows 
no signs of slowing. "How 
many people are as fortunate as 
I am, to have a whole career 
where you really feel chal- 
lenged on a daily basis, using 
what God gave you all the time 
in a field that continues to 
expand and excite you through 
your early fifties? I think it's an 
extraordinary privilege." 



24 The Archon - Spring 1996 



Farewell... 
Wally Rowe 

(continued from page 10) 

my writing." 

Rowe recently assisted 
Weatherly in preparing writing 
samples for graduate school. She says, 
"This wonderful, gracious and ex- 
tremely well-educated man was still 
evident to me. I now look back as a 
grown woman and realize what a 
unique and valuable resource I had 
available to me in Wally. He has an 
almost child-like enthusiasm and 
intellectual curiosity that we can all 
admire." 

Brendan M. Forrest '94 

Academy Prize-winner 
Brendan M. Forrest '94, who calls 
Rowe "one of the greatest teachers I 
ever had," is quick to point out that 
Rowe "was 
always 
around for us 
to talk to, 
though I feel 
like I gave 
him a lot of 
his gray 
hairs." 
Forrest 
describes 
how Rowe 
used to 
combine his 
unique 
fashions with 
unique 
methods of 
inspiring his 

students: "He used to have these 
funny competitions, like the 'Your 
Chance to Wear the Pants Contest' for 
the most improved student." 

As a teacher, Forrest says, 
"Wally is always direct and right to 
the point. He doesn't beat around the 
bush, and he always expects more 
from you. When he helped me write 
my college essay, he must have made 
me go back and re-write it 15 times. " 

Marshall K. Rowe '82 

Marshall K. Rowe '82 says, "I 
realize I am the only GDA alumnus 
who had my Dad as teacher, tennis 
coach and father. It is hard to separate 
between what I learned as a student 
from my Dad and what I learned as a 
son, because I know that I had experi- 




ences with him as a student that no 
other student had the opportunity to 
endure." 

"Every few weeks, we would 
have theme conferences in which we 
were to compare a couple of aspects of 
a novel that we were reading. My 
mission on these essays was to use the 
longest words that I knew as elo- 
quently as possible. While my Dad 
would be on the one hand impressed 
with my vocabulary, he would on the 
other hand be confused by the context 
of that vocabulary. He would inevita- 
bly scratch the word 'wordy' in the 
margin next to a sentence that I 
considered to be brilliant. In these 
conferences, I felt that it was my duty 
to convince him that even though he 
had Princeton and Harvard degrees, 
he just may not have heard all the 
different uses of the words that I had 
used. And so the battle was on.... On 
one occasion, we ended up wrestling 
on the floor of his office. This 
was fairly normal in our family 
as Dad had coached wrestling 
a number of years before 
coming to GDA. In the midst of 
these wrestling matches, Dad 
would always let out these 
great war cries of anguish in 
hopes of drawing on our 
sympathies. It rarely worked, 
but he kept trying it anyway. 
This day was no exception, and 
he kept groping for sympathy 
by yelling about his old age, 
his nice clothes, the good office 
furniture. 



The door 

suddenly 
opened and Tom 
Tindal stuck his 
head in. Tom was 
having trouble 
teaching his 
freshman history 
class, as this 
raucous noise 
and bellowing 
laughter from the 
neighboring 
office kept 
distracting his 
students. Dad 
looked up at Tom from the floor and 
apologized, and we sheepishly re- 
turned to the desk to resume the 
critique of my essay. I feel confident 
that my father did not treat all of his 
students this way, so I really did have 
a unique experience." 




Farewell... 
Bob Anderson 

(continued from page 9) 

heart out during the week, and then 
on game day he would sit back and 
say, 'I've done my job and you guys 
have worked hard. Now get out there 
and have fun and give it your best.' 
He would still coach from the side- 
lines, but he definitely let you know 
that 'Hey, it's on you to succeed.' Even 
in biology class, he was always non- 
judgmental." 

Isaiah Suggs 78 

Isaiah Suggs '78, now a 
mathematics master teacher at the 
Academy, describes Anderson as "the 
consummate gentleman at all times," 
and calls him "a very peaceful soul." 

Suggs recalls, "Senior year, 
(Paul) Cook, (James) Goodheart and I 
were first line midfield on varsity 
lacrosse. That wasn't working very 
well — there weren't enough balls on 
the field to keep that first line happy. 
First I talked with Heb, and he said 
that a change would be difficult. I 
realized that my strategy for the 
discussion might not have been the 
best, so I rethought and went back to 
Bob. He immediately understood, and 
we agreed that the second line might 
benefit if I moved down to prepare 
them for next year. Then he went to 
Heb to explain the change. That's the 
way he is. He really listens, and he's 
always easy to talk to. I 
always considered him my 
father away from home." 
"He has a real gift for 
making it easy for you to 
talk about anything. 
Whenever you're feeling 
down and out, he always 
has a nice word to help 
you feel better. He was 
even like that in class, 
where he'd use all sorts of 
nice phrases and euphe- 
misms like, 'Don't think of 
it as a test. Think of it as a 
chance to demonstrate 
your knowledge.' Of 
course, we knew it was a 
test, but it's just like him to always 
shed a positive light on just about 
anything and find a way to convert 
every negative into a positive. It's just 
one of the things that makes him a 
great coach and a great teacher." 



The Archon - Spring 1996 25 



Interview: Dan Morgan'67 

(continued from page 20) 

and other faculty members will give 
you examples of students who have 
extremely low tested ability but are 
the kids who are the core of the school, 
the motivated overachievers and kids 
other students can interrelate with. 
Tested ability's important to get up, 
but let's not forget what GDA's done 
in the past and what's made GDA 
strong in the past is not having all kids 
going to the Ivy League. 
A: Is college matriculation a measure 
of success? 

M: Yes, I think absolutely, to the extent 
of maximizing the potential of each 
student. It's not that they're all going 
to go to Ivy Leagues. That they all are 
maximized in terms of the college that 
they do get accepted at — I think 
that's the goal. Clearly, though,. I think 
we're naive if we think that having a 
number of acceptances at the top 
colleges isn't important to have. I 
think it's one of the first things a 
parent looking at schools checks. And 
all the schools have it in their bro- 
chures, about where the kids matricu- 
lated last year — some put it in for the 
last four years, whatever — but they're 
all there, and they all make sure 
they've got the top colleges in there. 
So I think we have to attract students 
who can get into those better schools. 
And that means that we do have to get 
some students with higher tested 
ability in, because GDA is not going to 
take students with low tested abilitv 

J 

and get them into Ivy League schools. 
Usually. [Laughs] Unless they've got 
something else going for them. 
A: A large portion of your class went 
to Ivy Leagues, isn't that true? 
M : Yeah, I've noticed that. There are 
not as many now. But there's a differ- 
ent set of rules out there. I mean how 
many of us would have gone to Ivy 
League schools now, based on how we 
were doing, with the same records and 
the same grades? I interview for 
Harvard, and I see some kids come 
through here who are unbelievably 
terrific, and they don't get accepted. 
We had a lot of kids go to the Ivies, 
and, sure, some of the competitive 
schools we are up against get more 
students into the Ivies. It certainly is a 
measure, and whether we like it or 
not, if we're going to be competitive, 
we're going to have to address that, 
access breeds success, too. Once you 
t the record like that, then automati- 
. you start getting the higher SSAT 
; n. 



A: What's on your plate as you take 
over as president? 

M : I think the biggest one is the one I 
mentioned before about student life 
issues. Obviously maintaining a 
strong Board is important. That's got 
to be one of the big focuses. I think 
the Board at GDA is a really good one. 
I've been impressed with the amount 
of time they spend and the quality of 
the work they do. I guess another 
important thing is making sure that 
we're in sync with Peter Bragdon. The 
number one job for me is the interface 
with Peter, having a good, open 
relationship. I'm lucky that Peter's an 
experienced head of a school and 
certainly does not need a whole lot of 
oversight. The directions that have 
been established a decade ago were 



"...The one area where I 
really think we can make 
tremendous headway 
versus our other competi- 
tive schools is the area of 
student life...." 



the right ones, and we're still on those 
tracks, so it's not like we're going to 
have to reinvent anything. I think I'm 
taking over at a very stable time in the 
history of GDA, although we certainly 
have some challenges. One of the first 
things we're going to do as a Board is 
to have — Dodge calls it an "ad- 
vance," because the word "retreat" 
never gets into the language of GDA 
— this July I think it's important that 
we all on the Board are in step with 
where we're going as a school. 
A: What about other challenges? 
M : Another one is to raise about $7 
million for these two buildings. That's 
a pretty important job, and I've talked 
about the needs of the school — that 
there are priorities that are going to 
require some funds as well. One of 
the primary functions of the Board is 
get the resources organized so we can 
fulfill the vision of the school. That's a 
challenge; no doubt about it. Raising 
the funds is going to be on my mind 
for quite some time, I'm sure. 
A: I don't want to put you in the 
position of doing a "Read my lips: no 
new taxes," but Dodge said in his 
Archon interview that Governor 
Dummer is never going to borrow. 
M: [Laughs] He said that? Did you 
write that down? 



A: It was in The Archon. 
M: [Laughs] No wonder it's so painful 
for him. 

A: What's your position on that? The 
Board has already said that if we need 
a "bridge," they would authorize 
limited borrowing. 

M: You never say "never" — that's one 
thing you learn, as George Bush found 
out. Circumstances have changed 
from where GDA was back in the 70s, 
the 80s, even the early 90s. It's differ- 
ent from where GDA is now in terms 
of resources and capabilities. Our 
endowment now is over $30 million. 
It was within my time on the Board 
that it was in single digit millions. 
And, again, one of the functions of the 
Board is looking after the resources of 
the school and making sure it's 
maintained. The idea of borrowing 
when your total resources are ex- 
tremely small is running the risk that 
you're going to bankrupt the school, in 
the worst case. When vou're in a 
much stronger financial position, 
which we're in now, I think you've got 
other options you can look at. The 
financial resources of GDA today are 
not what they were yesterday, fortu- 
nately, thanks to a lot of work by a lot 
of people and a lot of prudent finan- 
cial decisions over time by the Board. 
And I can tell you we certainly are 
going to be prudent in terms of the 
financial decisions we make. But I 
think we have a lot more flexibility in 
terms of the range of what is prudent 
financially 

A: Dodge also said that when he took 
over as president that he was going to 
limit his tenure. Have you thought 
about how long you'd like to serve? 
M: [Laughs] Assuming they're going 
to re-elect me year after year? 
A: We'll assume that. 
M: The best scenario would be if I 
could continue the run, as Peter said, 
that he and Skip started, and finish 
that out. Peter's told the story that 
Skip had said to him, "You know, 
we're in this run together, and if at the 
end of vour tenure this isn't the best 

J 

school, then we've both failed." I look 
forward to finishing out that run with 
Peter, and I think it would be in the 
best scenario that an experienced 
Board president be there when the 
new head of the school starts off. I'm 
kind of blessed, having an experienced 
headmaster there, as I'm newlv in the 
job as president of the Board. It looks 
like the timing will provide for a good 
transition, so that in terms of years, it's 
"a few years plus." 



26 The Archon - Spring 1996 



Reunion '96 

(continued from page 15) 

1986 

Ferdinand Marcos defeats 
Corazon Aquino in Philip- 
pines' presidential election; 
Aquino alleges ballot rigging; 
Marcos flees and Aquino 
becomes president 

Haitian President Jean- 
Claude Duvalier flees to 
France after protests 

Swedish Prime Minister Olaf 
Palme assassinated 

U.S. bombs Libya in 
retaliation for Libyan missile 
attacks on U.S. aircraft and 
terrorist attacks 

U.N. Secretary General Kurt 
Waldheim is elected 
Austrian president despite 
alleged wartime Nazi 
activities 

Ronald Reagan admits 
secret arms deals with Iran 
in breach of U.S. arms 
embargo; "Irangate" scandal 
figures John Poindexter 
(National Security Advisor) 
and Lt. Col. Oliver North 
plead the Fifth Amendment 
in Congressional hearings 



Robert Penn Warren named 
first official Poet Laureate of 
United States 

Larry McMurtry: "Lonesome 
Dove" 

Truman Capote: "Answered 
Prayers" 

James Cagney dies 

Cary Grant dies 

Georgia O'Keefe dies 

Donna Reed dies 

Films: "Blue Velvet," "Croco- 
dile Dundee," "The Fly," "Out 
of Africa" "Mona Lisa," 
"Ruthless People" 

"Phantom of the Opera" 
debuts in London 

"Les Miserables" wins eight 
Tony Awards 

Benny Goodman dies 

Whitney Houston and 
Madonna reign at top of 
popular music scene 



Final Day: The Class of 
'86 at Commencement 



1991 

After the U.N. deadline for 
Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, 
U.S. attacks Iraq with 
missiles 

Jean-Bertrand Aristide is 
inaugurated as president of 
Haiti; later overthrown 

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv 
Gandhi is assassinated 

Boris Yeltsin elected 
president of Russian 
Republic; President Mikhail 
Gorbachev detained in 
unsuccessful coup 

Clarence Thomas named 
Supreme Court 

"Irangate" charges against 
Lt. Col. Oliver North are 
dropped 



Films: "Dances with Wolves," 
"Thelma and Louise," "The 
Addams Family," "Backdraft," 
"Boyz 'n the Hood," "Cape 
Fear," "City Slickers," "The 
Doctor," "The Fisher King," 
"Father of the Bride," "JFK," 
"L.A. Story," "Little Man Tate," 
"The Prince of Tides," "The 
Silence of the Lambs," 
"What About Bob?" 

Music: "From a Distance," 
"Unforgettable," "Something 
to Talk About," "Losing My 
Religion," "(Everything I Do) I 
Do it for You," "I Wanna Sex 
You Up" 

Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel 
dies 

Michael Landon dies 



Voyager 2 flies by Uranus 
and discovers 10 more 
moons 

Space shuttle "Challenger" 
explodes on takeoff, killing 
seven crew members 

Aircraft "Voyager" makes first 
nonstop flight around the 
world without refueling in 
nine days 

25,000 cases of AIDS are 
diagnosed in the U.S. 

British surgeons perform the 
world's first heart-lung-liver 
transplant 




Scientists in England 
announce they have 
produced significant energy 
through nuclear fusion 

Man survives two weeks 
after becoming the first 
recipient of a portable heart 
pump 

Yankee Rowe nuclear plant 
closed after concerns about 
safety 

"Virtual reality" computer 
systems introduced 

Biosphere 2 experiment 
begins in Arizona 

Cholera epidemic breaks out 
in Peru; first major outbreak 
in Western Hemisphere in 
the 20th century 



Chicago Bears defeat New 
England Patriots 46-10 in 
Super Bowl 

Chernobyl Power Station 
blows up; 133,000 are 
evacuated; fallout affects all 
of Europe 

Renovated Statue of Liberty 
unveiled in Independence 
Day celebration 

Prince Andrew and Sarah 
Ferguson are married 

Greg Lemond becomes first 
American to win the Tour de 
France 

Soviet nuclear submarine 
sinks near Bermuda 

Ivan Boesky pleads guilty to 
insider trading 

Mike Tyson, 20, defeats 
Trevor Berbick to become 
WBC heavyweight champion 

Mets defeat Red Sox 4-3 to 
win World Series 

Boston Celtics win NBA 
championship 



Eastern Airlines goes out of 
business 

Los Angeles grand jury 
indicts four policemen in 
beating of motorist Rodney 
King 

Cyclone kills 125,000 in 
Bangladesh 

Philippines' Mount Pinatubo 
erupts, forcing evacuation of 
Clark Air Force Base 

Stefan Edberg and Monica 
Seles are victors at U.S. 
Open 

Earvin "Magic" Johnson 
announces he has HIV 

William Kennedy Smith 
acquitted of sexual battery 
charges in Palm Beach 



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The Archon - Spring 1996 27 



Milestones 



Marriages 

Craig Dowley '73 and Mary Nolan, 
December 9, 1995. 

Anna Hill '85 and Mark Gerry, 
September 2, 1995. 



Births 

Born to Susan and Peter Dorsey '69, a 
daughter, Eliza; April 14, 1995. 

Born to James and Alexandra 
(Mackay-Smith) Keirstead '78, a son, 
Nicholas; April 8, 1995. 

Born to Anne and Larry Whitten '79, 
a son, Caleb; October 2, 1995. 

Born to Elizabeth and Avery K. 
Woodworth '79, a daughter, Amelia; 
June 19, 1995. 

Born to Richard and Cornelia 
(McCarthy) DeNey '80, a daughter, 
Nathalie Eastman; February 7, 1996. 

Born to Philippe and Susan Nye 
(Desautel) Cordina '81, a son, Jean- 
Philippe; November 11, 1995. 

Born to Gloria and Michael Morison 

'81, a daughter, Olivia Lane; January 
13, 1996. 

Born to Maryann and William 
Friend, Jr. '82, a daughter, Emily 
Farrell; January 30, 1995. 

Born to Dawn and John Egan IV '82, 
a son, John Joseph V; May 7, 1995. 

Born to Alain and Karen (Matzner) 
Chinca '82, a son, Enio; May 9, 1995. 

Born to Joan and Daniel Carlson '85, 
a son, Charles Bayard; December 26, 
1995. 

born to John and Katherine 
(Appleton) Fitzpatrick '85, a daugh- 
ter, : mily Appleton; January 18, 1996. 

28 The Archon - Spring 1996 



Born to Sheila and Alexander 
Konovalchik '85, a son, Andrew 
John, January 23, 1996. 

Born to Steve and Katrina Russo 
Ramsey '85, a daughter, Eleanor 
Katherine; February 23, 1996. 

Born to Lissa and Andrew Menyhart 
'85, a daughter, Alexa Nicole; Febru- 
ary 24, 1996. 

Born to Paige and Andrew Eaton '86, 
a son, Dillon Andrew; October 1, 
1995. 

Deaths 

Leopold "Lee" Ackerman II, class of 
1939, died November 13, 1995 at his 
home in Scottsdale, AZ. After gradu- 
ating from Governor Dummer 
Academy, Ackerman attended 
Harvard College. He left his studies 
there to serve as a pilot during World 
War II. After serving in North Africa, 
China, the Soviet Union and Europe 
and being twice decorated, he 
returned to Harvard and graduated 
in 1947. After college, Ackerman 
moved to Arizona and began work as 
a reporter for the Arizona Republic. 
He eventually became the Public 
Relations Director for Phoenix 
Newspapers Inc., publisher of The 
Phoenix Gazette and The Republic. 
He was state Air Force Reserve 
Recruiting Officer for many years and 
swore into the Active Reserves his 
long-time friend, Sen. Barry 
Goldwater. Ackerman opened an 
advertising agency in 1948 and in the 
early 1950s founded Lee Ackerman 
Investment Co. After the merging of 
the latter with Western Equipment, 
Inc., he was selected president and 
chairman, positions he held until his 
death. Ackerman began his political 
career in 1950, serving as representa- 
tive for District 26 in the 20th Arizona 
Legislature. He was the Democratic 
nominee for Governor of Arizona in 
1960, served as National Committee- 
man several times and spearheaded 
fundraising for both state and na- 



tional political candidates from both 
parties for the balance of his career. 
His real estate developments and 
accomplishments included pioneer- 
ing projects with Frank Lloyd Wright. 
In 1965, Ackerman began a public 
service tradition to help families in 
times of need as co-chairman of the 
Hundred Club. The club's aim was to 
relieve financial worries of widows of 
Phoenix-area police and firefighters 
who died in the line of duty. 
Ackerman's long-standing support of 
higher education is memorialized in 
scholarships to 15 major universities 
and educational foundations. He is 
survived by his wife of 13 years, 
Carol (Webb); 10 children, Mary Lee 
Hunt, Byron Ackerman, Carl 
Ackerman, Elizabeth Hicks, Douglas 
Ackerman, Paul Ackerman, Rebecca 
Mortenson, Kristian Mortenson, Erica 
Mortenson and Adriane Ackerman; 
and 10 grandchildren. 

Robert G. Jurgenson, class of 1941, 
died April 9 in a Cape Elizabeth, ME, 
nursing home after a lengthy illness. 
He was 74. Born in Portland, ME, he 
graduated from Bowdoin College 
after GDA. He served in the Marine 
Corps during World War II as a radar 
operator in the South Pacific. 
Jurgenson was a partner for many 
years in the Portland Fish Co. In 1965, 
he sold his share of the business and 
began work as a travel agent. 
Jurgenson opened his own agency, 
World Travel, in the late 1960s, after 
running a franchise travel concern. At 
its peak in the 1970s, World Travel 
was one of the biggest agencies in the 
Portland area, serving many corpo- 
rate clients including L.L. Bean and 
Union Mutual. He retired in 1988. 
Jurgenson also enjoyed hand-crafting 
wooden furniture and model ships in 
his workshop. His first wife Patricia 
Gould Jurgenson died in 1979. 
Surviving him are his wife Betty 
Jurgenson of Scarborough, ME; a 
daughter, Karen J. Soule; a son, Eric 
C. Jurgenson; a stepdaughter, Patricia 
Kurtz; two stepsons, Richard Dobell 
and Ian Dobell; two grandchildren 
and two step-grandchildren. 



Richard S. Chamberlain, Jr., class of 
1949, died July 12, 1995 at Catholic 
Medical Center in Manchester, NH, 
after a brief illness. He was born in 
Cambridge, MA. After graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy, 
he served in the U.S. Army during the 
Korean conflict and graduated from 
Harvard College in 1957. He worked 
as a programming analyst and 
consultant for many years. He is 
survived by his wife Eva A. 
(Eldridge) Chamberlain of Rumney, 
NH; a son, Stephen H. Chamberlain; 
two daughters, Susan Clark and Jo 
Ann Chamberlain; and a grandson, 
Ryan M. Clark. Memorial donations 
may be made to the Concord SPCA, 
130 Washington St., Penacook, NH 
03303; or to the American Heart 
Association, New Hampshire Affili- 
ate, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, 
Manchester, NH 03101-2244. 

David S. Rolfe, class of 1955, died at 
his winter home in Savannah, GA, on 
January 25. Born April 18, 1936, in 
Salem, MA, he attended Shore 
Country Day and St. Paul's schools 
before graduating from Governor 
Dummer Academy and Babson 
College. After working at various 
financial brokerages in Masachusetts, 
Rolfe moved to Carrabassett Village, 
ME, in 1966. In 1969, Rolfe founded 
The Original Irregular, a weekly 
newspaper. Rolfe sold the paper in 
the mid-1970s and moved on to 
publish a dining guide and The Grand 
Tour of Antiques in New England. In 
1980, Rolfe moved to Vermont and 
helped establish and promote Sail 
Board News. He again became 
publisher of The Irregular in 1982 and 
later began the Maine Mountain 
Digest. Rolfe spent much of his time 
promoting the Sugarloaf, ME, area. 
He was instrumental in the incorpo- 
ration of the town of Carrabassett 
Valley and served as director of the 
Sugarloaf Area Association. He was a 
driving force behind many events in 
the area, such as Tall Timber Days, 
the original Mud Bowl and the World 
Heavyweight Ski Race. Rolfe retired 
in 1989 and moved to Savannah in 
1992. He was an avid golfer and 
gardener. He is survived by his 
brother John Rolfe of Savannah. 



David P. Sailor, Sr., class of 1955, died 
December 29, 1995 at a Burlington, 
MA, hospital. He was 59. After 
graduating from Governor Dummer 
Academy, he attended Harvard 
College and graduated from the 
University of Maine, Orono. Sailor 
was the head of the Ellsworth (ME) 
High School for many years and 
taught school for 26 years. He is 
survived by his wife Lauris 
(Boulanger) Sailor of Ellsworth; his 
mother Jean Sailor of Bangor; one 
son, David P. Sailor, Jr., his wife Laura 
of Londonderry, NH; one daughter, 
Paula S. Ingle of Chesapeake, VA; two 
brothers, George E. Sailor of Gray, 
ME, and Ronald A. Sailor of China, 
ME; his mother- and father-in-law, 
Lawrence and Leonora Boulanger of 
Brownville Junction, ME; three 
grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; and 
several nieces and nephews. Gifts in 
Sailor's memory may be made to the 
Ellsworth High School Faculty 
Scholarship Fund, care of Ellsworth 
High School, Ellsworth, ME 04605. 




Howard G. Davis '56 

Howard G. Davis, class of 1956, of 
Falmouth, ME, died of cancer January 
17 in a Phoenix hospital. After 
graduating from Governor Dummer 
Academy, he attended St. Lawrence 
College, leaving to work in Massa- 
chusetts, building organs. He later 
joined George C. Shaw, Co., a super- 
market chain his family founded, as a 
store manager trainee. He retired in 
1985 as Vice President of Operations. 
Davis served as Trustee of the Davis 
Family Foundation and of Westbrook 
College and was a member of the 



Falmouth Country Club. He enjoyed 
gardening, farming and hunting and 
was a skilled organist. Among those 
surviving him are his wife Mary 
Alice; his father Halsey Davis of 
Falmouth; a son, H. Halsey Davis II 
of La Cresenta, CA; three daughters, 
Deborah Davis of Auburn, ME, 
Rebekah Bucci of Portland and 
Michele Yost of Dracut, MA; and four 
grandchildren. 

Colin T. O'Neill, class of 1993, 
drowned in a surfing accident in Costa 
Rica on February 25. While a student at 
Governor Dummer Academy, O'Neill 
was an honor roll student, a dormitory 
proctor, a member of the varsity track 
team and recipient of the Ingham Fund 
Scholarship and a Special Prize at 
graduation. After graduating from the 
Academy, O'Neill attended Middlebury 
College, where he was a dean's list 
student. At the time of his death, 
O'Neill was pursuing two of his 
passions: environmental studies and 
surfing. An environmental studies 
major, he was spending a semester in 
Costa Rica with the School for Field 
Studies of the Center for Sustainable 
Development. He is survived by his 
mother Laurie O'Neill of Moody, ME, 
and his father Peter O'Neill of Owings 
Mills, MD. In lieu of flowers, the 
O'Neill family has requested that 
donations be made in O'Neill's name to 
the School for Field Studies, 16 Broad- 
way, Beverly, MA 01915. 




Colin T. O'Neill '93 



The Archon - Spring 1996 29 



Class Notes 



PRE- 



39 



Harold H. Audet 

Secretary 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, C A 93950 

(408) 373-5652 



Len Lawson '27 became a widower a few 
months ago. He and Eloise had been 
married for 49 years at the time of her 
death. He continues to live in Sarasota 
and would like to see any alums passing 
through the west coast of Florida. ▼ 
Joseph Langmaid '31 and his wife Sabina 
are among our commuters. Their home is 
in Boothbay Harbor, ME, and they spend 
the winter in Florida. He reports that 
they are both in good health but have 
reduced the frequency of their golf 
matches. ▼August Conant '32 lost his 
wife in 1992 and has recently moved to a 
retirement complex in Needham, MA. 
The complex has 400 residents and has its 
own health center. He would like to see 
any of the old grads who are passing 
through that area. ▼ Jim Huxtable '33 
and his wife spent most of the winter in 
California, away from the deep snow. By 
the time this note is published he should 
be back in West Winfield, NY. T Bill 
Earnshaw '36 worked for Lockheed as an 
engineer during WWII, and after the war 
went into business for himself in Pasa- 
dena, CA. His company was primarily 
involved in the remodeling and restora- 
tion of older houses. T Sturgis White '34 
is still active in his hobby of tandem sky 
diving. He lives in Springfield, VA, but 
does his jumping in Pennsylvania and 
Maryland, well away from the White 
House. He would like to learn of any 
other members of the Old Guard who are 
active in that sport. T Brad Kirkpatrick 
'37 was married last spring after being a 
widower for several years. In his note, he 
did not provide any information about 
his new wife. He enjoys hearing from 
other members of the "Old Guard" who 
are in the Portland, ME, area. ▼ Emerson 
Kirby '37 has been having a rough time 
in the last few years. In 1993 he had 
triple bypass surgery, and the following 
year had his prostate and gall bladder 
removed. He is now feeling well, except 
for a few creaks and aches in his knees. 
He continues to live in Cheshire, CT, and 
did not enjoy the heavy snowfall of the 
past winter. T Chuck Somerby '37 has 
two new grandsons, but did not report on 
how many grandchildren he now has. 
He and Dori have reduced their traveling, 
but hasn't given up going to Ft. Meyers, 
FL, every spring to see the Red Sox in 



training. T Cliff Sinnett '38 has finally 
retired after 56 years as an investment 
broker in Portland, ME. His America 
Online address is sinnbipa@aol.com 
(Sinnett, Bailey Island, Portland). ▼ Bill 
Ferris '38 went east during the winter to 
visit his daughter and grandchildren in 
Annapolis, MD. He picked a memorable 
time for his visit and experienced three 
snow storms in one week. The storms 
dropped 32 inches of snow on the area. 
Bill did not say whether he had a 
refresher course in the handling of a 
snow shovel, or if somebody else did the 
snow removal. ▼ Dick Cary '38 contin- 
ues to live in Lewiston, NY, and is active 
in the historical research of river vessels 
in the Niagara area. 



39 



Donald W. Stockwell 

Secretary 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



We were saddened to learn of the death, 
November 13, 1995, of our friend and 
former classmate Lee Ackerman. We join 
together in sending our condolences to 
his wife Carol and family. ▼ Ed Noyes, 
who is retired, has moved to Pataw 
Island, SC, where he is hoping to regain 
some of his past limited expertise in the 
game of golf. Anyone within shouting 
distance might like to try him out and go 
a few rounds with him. T Phil Simpson 



and Sue are in Kissimmee, FL, until the 
middle of May, when they return to their 
home in Winthrop, ME. Although he 
says it's been colder than usual, he is 
playing a lot of tennis. Even though he 
no longer paddles around in his boat, he 
has been made Vice Commodore of the 
Marlboro Yacht Club in Maine. He now 
will proudly stand on the dock and be 
accorded all the rights and privileges of 
his high position, whatever that means. 
He and Sue plan to be at the June 
Reunion. If you haven't attended one of 
these with Phil, you're in for a treat. 
Believe me, I know! T My faithful 
correspondent Tom Tenney reports he is 
still hanging in there with nothing 
cooking. He, too, reports Florida has 
been cold. All I can say is you ought to 
try Vermont this winter. T My other old 
reliable, John Klotz, seems to get better 
with age. He has been covering the 
Caribbean this winter on a cruise and, 
although eating four meals a day, has 
only gained one pound. He reports 
spending money foolishly, getting a good 
sun tan and doing a lot of reading, but 
has decided the sedentary life is really not 
for him. He says next time he's switching 
cruise lines and will try a singles cruise. 
He is now off to Florida for tennis. 
Although he said he has talked to Tom 
Tenney and Tom Parker, I hope they have 
strong will power and do not get in- 
volved with some of John's activities. 
T As for myself, Alice and I spent a great 






GDA in L.A.: Enjoying GDA's 
January reception at the Riviera 
Country Club in Pacific Palisades, 
California, are (clockwise, from 
top left) Fred Fuld '36 and his wife 
Gloria, with Headmaster Peter 
Bragdon; Jack Cushman '32 and 
his wife Florence; and Ted 
Bergmann '37, flanked by his wife 
Beverly (right) and Dimawi 
Denmon P'93. 



30 The Archon - Spring 1996 



two weeks in Majorca, Spain, enjoying a 
break from the weather we've been 
having in these northern climes. It's an 
interesting province with perfect weather 
and plenty to do. This time out will hold 
us until Reunion time, June 14, 15 & 16. 
Hopefully, many of you will make it to 
Byfield for what will be a great weekend. 



'40 



William H. Torrey 

Secretary 

112 Fire Island Ave. 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516) 669-4339 



Larry Van Doren is celebrating his 75th 
birthday in the "Big Apple," then a week 
in Florida; he said the snow made him do 
it. T Al Hutchinson is enjoying a winter 
of cross country skiing in their back- 
woods in Maine. Al and his wife are 
planning an April trip to Norway on a 
coastal ship. He's looking forward to 
some interesting news from our class- 
mates in this issue. T Bob Little retired 
from Ferry Morse Seed Co. in 1992. Bob 
and his wife Jeanne have received several 
requests to conduct research on products 
within the California agricultural 
industry. One customer is based in Israel, 
the other in Finland. They have had to 
turn down others. Both projects are 
directed toward the tomato processing 
market. T A. Roland (Dap) Will and 
Connie are now beyond the International 
Dateline celebrating their 50th anniver- 
sary and Dap's 75th birthday. Congratu- 
lations. They're headed for New Zealand 
and Australia. 



'41 



R. Andrew Little 

Secretary 

RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 



55th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Andrew Little: "Our biggest 'away' 
activity is Elderhostel. We have been on 
26, mostly in New England. Our last was 
in Rhode Island." ▼ Guy Nichols: 
"During the spring of 1995, 1 made 
unexpected tennis contact with Jim 
Monroe, and he arranged for me to join 
his two groups. We play twice a week on 
clay, which is easy on the legs. It was 
very surprising to make contact with him 
after 54 years." ▼ Henry Britcher: "Sold 
the farm and moved back to home town 
— Clinton, NY." T George Siganos: 
"Have recently been on a historic tour of 
Greece, both by land and by sea. We 
visited the Acropolis, site of the first 



Olympic games, Delphi, home of the 
oracles, Mycenae and tomb of 
Agamemnon, the Theater of Epidaurus, 
King Midas' Palace in Crete, monastery at 
Patmos, where the apocalypse of the New 
Testament was written in Greek. Igno- 
rance of western civilization in USA is 
pathetic. PS. The barbarians appear to be 
winning." ▼ Jim Monroe: "My life 
appears to be similar to many others in 
our age group. We are fortunate that both 
my wife Ann and I are in good health, 
that we are able to enjoy visits to our 
scattered children and grandchildren, 
have taken trips to Scotland, Florida, 
Spain, Calgary and western Canada, and 
winter in the desert area of California, so 
see a good bit of the USA on the way. We 
both continue to be active in various 
volunteer activities and play golf and 
tennis. Considering the alternatives, it's a 
pretty good life!" T Julio Ortega- 
Samper: "We are planning to attend our 
55th and for that matter already have 
plane reservations. We expect to stay a 
few days in the Boston area visiting with 
GDA and Harvard friends before going to 
Vero Beach, FL, where we shall spend the 
summer with children and grandchil- 
dren. See you in South Byfield!" T 
Arthur Peabody: "Greetings, fellow 
classmates. I am in the Maryland area. 
Two attractions: three daughters and five 
grandchildren. Lots of fun. Otherwise, 
the old goat is retired and enjoying it, 
although this winter has been busy." T 
Edward Flynn: "Have retired with a soft 
handling — i.e. more phasing out than 
retiring. Taking golf lessons to get my 
game back in shape. Welcomed second 
great-grandson March 8, 1996 — that 
should lead the pack for Class of '41! 
Enjoying life on the beach with wife 
Anne." 



'42 



Seward E. Pomeroy 

Secretary 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



Last September, Win Dole sent a letter 
relating to a special dinner given in his 
honor by 14 former students and friends 
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Win's 
obtaining his military wings in the Air 
Force in March of 1945. A place card at 
his seat for the dinner, signed by this 
loyal group, informed him that arrange- 
ments were being made so that he could 
once again sit in the pilot's seat of a B-17 
and fly it. The card concluded, "Your 
friends will do their best to ensure that 
your flight will take place at no cost to 
you. We would then like to take care of 



your food, lodging and incidentals, as 
well as the cost of the B-17. We will work 
out the details later. Congratulations 
again." The next two paragraphs of 
Win's letter I'll leave to him: "Well, on 
June 2nd (1995), this all happened at 
Republic Field in Farmingdale, Long 
Island. After 50 years, I got to fly the B-17 
in the left seat, and even got permission 
from the tower to make a low pass across 
the airport. I read my B-17 manual the 
night before, and I'm sure I could fly the 
entire mission again, although it might 
take me a few seconds to locate some of 
the switches. Some things you never 
forget. As for other flying activities, I 
continue to fly sailplanes, and I got my 
biennial flight check accomplished and 
my flight instructor certificate revalidated 
(a requirement every two years). On 28 
September (1995), I'm giving a talk on 
gliding and soaring to the Rotary Club 
members in Ipswich, MA." A postscript 
to this story came in late November when 
Win wrote further: "Early in October 




Q SjTlQft 




On the tarmac: Win Dole '42 stands 
before the B-17 he flew to mark the 50th 
anniversary of earning his wings. 

(1995), I went for a ride in a seaplane that 
a friend had. Climbing out at an altitude 
of about 200 feet the engine quit without 
warning. We crashed in the woods (no 
other options) and, fortunately, we both 
walked away from it. I've flown several 
times since then, but I'll never fly in 
anything again that is powered by a two- 
cycle engine. The enclosed news clipping 
will tell you a little more of the story and 
show a photo of the wreckage. The only 
thought I had time to have before the 
crash was: T wonder what this is going to 



The Archon - Spring 1996 31 



Class Notes 



feel like?'" The article detailed the brief 
flight and showed a photograph of the 
plane tangled in electrical wires alongside 
a telephone pole, hanging precariously 
off the ground. The article in the paper 
goes on: "The sound of snapping 
branches filling their ears, the plane slid 
slowly through the trees and stopped 10 
feet off the ground. Dole said his thought 
when they came to a stop was: 'Now will 
we fall 10 feet to the ground?' Dole 
decided to take his time getting out. T 
wasn't going to risk falling after we 
survived the trees,' he said." Congratula- 
tions, Win, on the B-17 flight and on your 
survival instincts that saw you through 
your second adventure. ▼ One of the 
publications Governor Dummer puts out 
is a monthly newsletter to parents of 
students who are currently in school. In 
the February issue, there was a little 
article about the GDA Summer Program. 
It occurs to me that most of us probably 
are unaware of this addition to the 
school's regular academic year. The 
faculty for this program is composed of 
GDA faculty members, as well as educa- 
tors from other schools, colleges and 
universities. Courses offered include SAT 
and SSAT preparatory work, athletic, 
creative and specialty camps, theater 
workshops and a wide selection of 
academic studies. This year a new, two- 
week educational opportunity is being 
given to boys and girls in grades six, 
seven and eight in the grammar schools 
to experience life in a boarding school 
setting. The course is called Momentum 
and offers junior high or middle school 
students a chance to see the educational 
opportunities that are available. What a 
great idea. Faculty and staff people at 
school I have talked with have high 
praise for the summer program, which 
keeps the school running virtually all 
year. Thanks for your cards and notes, 
and enjoy the upcoming summer. 



'43 

M4 



Benjamin B. Brewster 

Secretary 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 

Steven K. Kauffman 
137 Jefferson's 
Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23185 
(804) 220-9013 
merlin@widomaker.com 



there! I'm a consultant for Martco, Inc., 
the company I founded in 1961, and put 
in 50 hours a week. Having fun!! I play 
tennis at least three times a week. Anne 
and I are planning a trip to Peru, headwa- 
ters of the Amazon River, in May in 
pursuit of birds of a different feather." 



'45 



Richard A. Cousins 

Secretary 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 

01950 

(508) 462-4542 



Ed Haynes is now living in Aventura, FL, 
and writes as follows: "Returned here 
from retirement in North Carolina to take 
my old job back as President of Skylark 
State Bank in North Miami Beach. I'll 
probably be in harness for a year or so 
before I get back to retirement." Ed 
mailed this news in earlv December, but 
the post office delivered the card back to 
him — looking only at the side that gave 
his new address, and not the side 
addressed to me. He mailed it again, but 
too late for the current issue, so here it is, 
many months later. ▼ Arch Kingsley 
reports: "I have a 23-year-old son who is 
following in the old man's footsteps — 
Arch, Jr. He is a steeplechase jockey and 
won three stake races this last year. 
Unlike his father, he is good. I rode as an 
amateur for 18 years and loved it. Say 
hello if any of you see him out at the 
races." ▼ I wish there were more news to 
report, but this is it for this issue. If all 
goes on schedule, this Archon should be 
in your hands by mid-May, so I will take 
this chance to remind you that Part Two 
of our 50th Reunion will be June 14, 15 
and 16, 1996. All are welcome. Please 
plan to come if you can. 



'46 



George E. Duffy II 
Secretary 
P.O. Box 1056 
Camden, ME 04843 
(207) 236-4038 



F.W. "Nick" Martin: "Still hanging in 



50th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

My apologies to all for the brevity of this 
report. The sale of our Maine home, plus 
frenetic preparations for our move to 
Tucson on April first, has made an 
expanded communication well-nigh 
impossible. However, I do want to say a 
sincere thanks to all who wrote in the last 
month. It was great to hear from Bob 



Chamberlain, Warren Hill, Lyndy 
Watkins, Walt Nichols, Dr. Herb Levine 
and Doug Miller. Thanks to you and 
hope to see you all June 14-16 for the 
50th! 



'47 



Samuel C. Gwynnejr. 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 

02536 

(508) 548-4775 



Retiring from over 40 years of service to 
the Newburyport Five Cents Savings 
Bank, is Chairman Charles W. "Pete" 
Morse, whose community service in the 
Newburyport area is legendary. He has 
been a long-term Vice President of the 
Newburyport Area Industrial Develop- 
ment Commission. He served as Presi- 
dent of the Newburyport Chamber of 
Commerce and had high-profile roles in 
the restructuring of the Anna Jacques 
Hospital (where he worked closely with 
classmate Joe Welch), the Public Library, 
the Custom House Museum and the 
Firehouse. Since taking over as President 
of "The Bank" in 1970, Pete has seen its 
assets grow 776 percent to over $215 
million. Pete and his wife Priscilla plan 
to spend summers sailing their 37-foot 
sloop in Maine waters, and winters at 
their ski retreat in Jackson, NH. Pete's 
parting shot: "It's been a privilege to 
serve the people of the Newburyport 
area, and I will miss it." T Having spent 
over 40 years as a member of the corpora- 
tion of the Newburyport Five Cents 
Savings Bank, and 32 years on its Board 
of Investments, Ben Pearson '44 retired in 
April of this year. In addition to helping 
run "The Bank," Ben operated the Byfield 
Snuff Company until a few years ago, 
when it succumbed to changing times. 
Ben represented the ninth generation of 
his family to live in Byfield and run the 
snuff company. Think of it — continuous 
ownership by one family since the latter 
part of the 17th century. Ben's move from 
Byfield to Beaufort, SC, represents a 
radical break for this Yankee born-and- 
bred, and we all wish him a retirement of 
peace and contentment. ▼ Richard 
Macnair: "After retiring in 1988 from a 
career in organic chemical research, it 
now appears that I am involved in 
another career — amateur horticulture. 
With wife Wanda, we maintain perennial 
gardens at two Cambridge, MA, sites, one 
downeast Maine site and a vegetable 
garden in Maine. From 1988 to 1991, 1 



32 The Archon - Spring 1996 



helped maintain a large begonia collec- 
tion and now serve on the Nomenclature 
and Amateur Horticulture Committees of 
the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
for the New England Spring Flower 
Show and serve as corresponding 
secretary of the New England Chapter of 
the American Gloxinia and Gesnerial 
Society and librarian of the Boston 
Branch, American Begonia Society" 



'48 



David Rock: "About ready to retire after 
25 years of consulting forestry and 
teaching here in the hinterlands of Waldo 
Co., ME, but will continue to lug 
stovewood and sap in season at the rate 
of 10 cords and 400 gallons per year. Both 
children fully fledged, with one studying 
geckos at University of Otago in New 
Zealand and the other selling stocks for 
the Boston Group in N.Y.C." T Ken 



Wanted: '48 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



Bruce: "Nancy and I are very happily 
retired in Naples, FL, from October to 
May and Block Island, RI, in the summer. 
We share six wonderful children and 12 
grandchildren. We caught up with Betsy 
and Bill Chamberlain '49 last spring in 
Lake of the Ozarks, MO, and hope to see 
Bill Elliot '48 this summer in California 
for the first time since graduation." 



'49 



Archer B. des Cognets 

Secretary 

94 Vale Street 

E. Melbourne 

Victoria 3002, 

Australia 



Sadly I have to start these Class Notes by 
reporting the death of our classmate Dave 
Flanders this past December. Dave had 
been an Episcopal priest for the past 40 
years and most recently was associated 
with the Church of the Advent in 
Medfield, where on December 3rd he 
celebrated his 26th anniversary with that 
Church. In my last letter from him, he 
had written with enthusiasm with respect 
to our 50th Reunion. He will be missed. 
▼ I had a nice note from someone who 
forgot to sign it, but from careful deduc- 
tion on my part, I believe it was from 
Gordon Price. All is well from Gordie, 
who says he is semi-retired, but with four 
children, ages 32 to 40 and eight grand- 



children, he doesn't sound at all retired. 
He is already on the hook for breakfast at 
his farm on the Sunday of our 50th in 
1999. T Bob Coulter reports that he is 
retired — I guess we are all getting to that 
age — from Insurance Management Inc., 
where he was Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer. He and his wife are in 
the process of building a home in Centre 
Sandwich, NH, but perhaps even more 
importantly he talks about a trip to this 
part of the world, which, because of 
house building, has been deferred 
January 1996 to sometime in 1997. Look 
forward to seeing you Bob — if it's winter 
in the Northern Hemisphere, I will be 
here. T Alison and Manson Hall and 
gang were all together for this past 
Christmas. If I remember correctly, there 
are six kids and with some in-laws and 
grandchildren it must have been quite a 
scene. They are exchanging houses with 
some people in England and will be 
spending the summer there. Should be 
great fun. ▼ Had a wonderful letter from 
Kim Page, and while he reports that he 
retired from active employment in 1992, 
his letter doesn't read that way. Not only 
is he doing the traveling, visiting chil- 
dren, etc., but he is very involved raising 
funds for a variety of charities. Recently 
he completed construction of a home in 
Fearrington Village, NC, where he is just 
five houses away from Bob Comey '50. 
▼ As for myself, I am continuing to do 
my Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore 
thing and will in fact be in Beijing during 
the early part of April. Great to hear from 
all of you. Keep the news coming. 



'50 



Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

Secretary 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 



The following comments on our June '95 
Reunion just missed the last Archon 
deadline. T Dave Hershey wrote, "Great 
to see all of you who could make it to 
Reunion. Looking forward to 2000. 
Good bunch of guys. Especially enjoyed 
seeing Willy Nordwind, Dave Esty, 
Charlie Bowen, Hoppy Damon and all 
others who were new to Reunions. Come 
see us in Savannah." ▼ Charlie Bowen is 
ever on the move. "Just returned from 
Charleston where we spent Thanksgiving 
with our oldest daughter and her family. 
Will be in Connecticut for Christmas with 
both daughters and six grandchildren. 
Trips to South Africa and Alaska next 
year. Retirement is wonderful. The 45th 
was just great. Hope to see you sometime 
soon, but at least in 2000!" ▼ Bill Rex 
didn't apologize for his failure to attend, 



but we are counting on him for our 50th. 
Bill is "still enjoying the good life in 
Florida. Have an active real estate career 
going, but still find time to play golf three 
times a week and to travel. Forget the 
Yankees. (Bill was a fiercely loyal Yankee 
fan.) Go Jaguars!" T Tim Greene wrote 
twice. Once with a new address — 91 
Dover Road, Millis, MA 02054 — and to 
say that daughter Jody is completing a 
master of education degree at Lesley 
College and will be looking for a teaching 
position. The second was a request to 
join our next meeting of the "South 
Eastern New England GDA '50 Club." 
You will hear as soon as the date, time 
and place have been set, Tim. T Dave 
Esty always responds. Thanks, Dave. 
The most noteworthy aspect of Dave's 
message was at the bottom of the card. 
Where it says name, he was able to 
answer correctly Then it asks for class. 
His response was "very little." Maybe he 
got that right, too. ▼ Another regular is 
David Yesair. "Our grandson will 
graduate this June, and we have two 
granddaughters applying for GDA class 
of 2000. Henry Brockelman stopped by 
for lunch — had a great time. Marc 
amRhein is coming to a surprise birthday 
party for Ruth at the end of February. 
Hope to see everyone at our 50th." David 
wants to meet with the SENEGDA'50 
Club too. We'll welcome anyone. T 
From President of the Governor Dummer 
Academy Board of Trustees Dodge 
Morgan comes news of his "decision to 
pass the GDA presidential torch to a new 
generation." Dodge goes on to say, "I am 
in the planning stage of an ambitious 
expedition to Antarctica for the southern 
summer of '97- '98. I want to research the 
logs and journals of the 'heroic age of 
Antarctic exploration,' 1895-1915, for 
environmentally relevant scientific 
factors, overlay them with current 
research for a discovery of change and 
then go down there to dramatize the 
findings in hopes of influencing public 
awareness. Antarctica is a continent 
fiercely isolated by the sea and bad 
weather and so can be environmentally 
seen as the earth's equivalent of the 
canary in a mine shaft. Since this project 
has major scientific component, and I am 
not in any way a scientist (maybe if we 
had had the GDA of tomorrow with its 
new math-science center, this would be 
less true), it will not be a solo project for 
certain. I don't know yet if I have bitten 
more than I can chew, but am having a 
fine time finding out." Needless to say, 
Dodge has managed to avoid retirement. 
T I need more news. Help! I wonder if 
our classmates made it down from 
Mammoth Mountain. 



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Class Notes 



51 



Howard C. Reith, Jr. 

Secretary 

7 Appaloosa Lane 

South Hamilton, MA 

01982 

(508) 468-0203 

Ted H. Barrows III 

Secretary 

136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

45th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

By the time you read this issue of The 
Archon, all members of the Class of '51 
will have been sufficiently harassed, 
cajoled or intimidated in such a convinc- 
ing fashion that we should have a record- 
breaking turnout for our 45th Reunion, 
June 14-16! We have enlisted several 
volunteers around the country to make 
sure that everyone gets the message that 
they are "wanted!" ▼ Chuck Hussey 
plans to take a break from his traveling 
law practice — Europe, South America, 
Hong Kong and China — to "definitely 
be at the 45th." T Jim Hicks is semi- 
retired as an investment advisor and 
manager in Carmel, CA, and Vail, CO. 
He promises to return for our 50th. ▼ 
Dick Bittner ("Bitt") and Yogi Wenz 
communicate regularly. They will return 
East in June to join in, or maybe create, 
the celebration! T Dave Bullock writes 
that his daughter is getting more educa- 
tional experience, including Amherst and 
Georgetown Law School, but GDA was 
the most rewarding. ▼ By the time of 
this reading, you will have received all 
sorts of information about this great 
"happening." We can acknowledge in 
advance that the efforts of the Academy 
staff and the hospitality of the Laceys and 
the Popes promise to make it memorable. 
To be so, we need you there! 



52 



Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Secretary 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617)631-4785 



I have heard from our old math teacher 
Robin Goodenough, who was very 
interested in class members. He now has 
homes in Virginia and California. He's 
been involved in many activities from 
teaching to politics and would love to 



hear from any Class members by phone 
(703) 524-3423. He writes, "Dick Nader, 
where are you? Walter Lawson, I want to 
pin you once again in wrestling." Robin, 
there is no San Diego meeting this year. 
Stay tuned for next year. GDA will take 
you up on your hospitality. The Messiah 
by Handel is on the way to you for old 
times. T To The Phantom: My, what are 
those golf balls doing way out there in 
Cincinnati, or could this be an errant fade 
from the golf course "on the Bay." I will 
not be led astray by a postmark, when the 
postcard was printed in your home toivnl 
Gotcha! T David Powers: "You perform 
such a commendable job keeping the 
connections we have with the Academy 
strong and healthy. We owe you a great 
deal! I'm continuing to enjoy my position 
with GG&A and my association with that 
great western institution, the University 
of Wyoming, with which I am consult- 
ing." 



53 



William C. Pinkham 
Secretary 
P.O. Box 369 
Glenmoore, PA 19343 
(610) 942-3273 



Phil Smith leads off with a word of 
advice for us all. Phil writes that "Sadie 
Hawkins Day is as good as any to have a 
prostatectomy as a result of a slightly 
elevated PSA test. At our age and sex, the 
entire class should check it out! Just prior 
to that discovery, we purchased land 
south of Chapel Hill, NC, and will build 
starting this fall with a plan to retire and 
move May '97. Meantime my career at 
Prudential Securities as Director of 
Congressional Relations goes very well. 
In respect to the kids: Jennifer teaches the 
TAG (talented and gifted) program to 

On the phone: Jim Dean '56 lends a 
hand at GDA's Byfield Phonathon in 
March. 




primary children in Livingston, MT. 
When not doing that, her life is great 
Montana living. We should be so lucky 
Fran is a programming engineer with 
State Street Bank in Boston, working with 
Global Advisors Funds Management. He, 
his wife and baby (Philip T II) live in 
Swampscott. Taylor will graduate from 
Episcopal Divinity School, Alexandria, 
VA, in May, followed by ordination and 
marriage. He and his bride will take up 
residence in Ashville, NC." Phil adds 
that he enjoys the news you all send in 
and that in his condition it is unlikely 
anyone would propose. Maybe we could 
have a group PSA test at the next reunion. 
T James Parkes' youngest daughter, 
Jacqueline Dole Parkes, is getting married 
April 13th, and his grandson (oldest 
daughter) has hit the one year mark. 
Now the fun starts. T Nothing is ever 
calm in the Pinkham household. Sue quit 
her job as Executive Director of Green 
Valleys Assn. and is temping while taking 
a grad school course, (got tired of having 
a 15-member board of directors looking 
over her shoulder all the time). Sad 
news: two of our kids are currently 
headed for divorces. Glad news: one 
wedding in the works for July, and son 
Christopher has been offered a partner- 
ship in a design firm in Boston. I'm 
envious of Phil and his target retirement 
date. Not envious of his prostatectomy. 



54 



Michael B. Smith 

Secretary 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 



Gerard Vaughan: "Working once in a 
while for a well-known local automotive 
company in Charleston, SC, where we 
now live. Have three grandchildren 
living with my wife Sandy and me. 
Drove to Maine for first time in nine 
years. Came back via Governor Dummer 
campus. It's as beautiful as ever. Toured 
the Skip Pescosolido Field House. Took 
our family of 15 to Disney World. What 
an experience. Have two sons here in 
Charleston and one attending college and 
working in Texas." 



34 The Archon - Spring 1996 



'55 
'56 



George O. Gardner III 

Secretary 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 

James Dean III 

Secretary 

13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 

03908 

(207) 384-9184 



40th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



'57 



Lyman A. Cousens III 

Secretary 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 



Perry Lunn reports he has moved from 
Shelter Island all the way to Red Hook, 
NY. His daughter Melissa is celebrating 
her engagement by graduating from 
Carnegie-Mellon with degrees in econom- 
ics and graphic communications manage- 
ment, or perhaps she is celebrating 
graduation by getting engaged. Either 
way, Perry pays. ▼ Gale French gradu- 
ated from his 32-year civil service job 
flying C-5A's, and now owns the Amherst 
Motel, a half mile from U-Mass. The 
rooms are nice, but Gale, wife Pearl and 
sons Jason and Corey prefer to live in 
nearby Belchertown. T Wink 
Pescosolido survived a 300-mile bicycle 
trip with his scout troop, but is leaving 
the Mt. Whitney climb up to Pete Stanley, 
who, we suspect, is still in the very best 
of shape. ▼ Frank Gleason is back at 
Santa Rosa Junior College after seven 
months of research at the University of 
Sydney, Australia. His son Andrew is at 
Columbia, while Ben is preparing for the 
NFL at Memphis. Where did that talent 
come from? T Bob Kleven has surfaced 
after many years, doing what we knew he 
was doing — running an executive search 
firm in Lexington, MA. Bob lives in 
Salem and daughter Ann will graduate 
from B.C. in May Bob's firm is one of the 
best-known search firms in New En- 
gland. No discount for GDA grads, 
though. T Bill Mathews is a partner in a 
company preparing to mass market 
movies-on-demand in smaller hotels — 
attn. Gale French — and is looking for 
some financing /venture capital. Sounds 
like a great idea! Send checks to Bill, 
Portsmouth, NH. T Class Secretary was 
recently elected to the Board of the 
National Safety Council, necessitating too 
many trips to Chicago. Daughter Kim 
being married in July at the top of Mt. 



Happy Birthday: 

Members of the Class 
of '56 Reunion 
Committee celebrate 
the birthday of 
classmate Rey Moulton 
(seated) during their 
spring Phonathon. 
From left to right are 
George Needham, Jim 
Dean, Joe MacLeod 
and Tom Elder. 
Committee members 
not pictured are Chuck 
Duncan, John Henry 
and Tim MacVean. 



Sunapee, shortly after will be a two-week 
honeymoon in Europe, compliments of 
her fiance's employer. Ah, to be young 




agam! 



'58 



Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

Secretary 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 



Chick Carroll reported that after he sold 
off some business interests in 1994 he and 
Ann took off to see the world and 
traveled to India with backpacks for a 
couple of months. They have now 
returned to South Freeport, ME, where 
they became obsessed with sea kayaking 
and both have become certified instruc- 
tors and registered Maine guides and are 
open for business. They also have bought 
a sailboat and plan to live on it once their 
big house is sold. T Now we have two 
choices for Maine adventure travel, since 
Wayne Hockmeyer's outdoor adventure 
and Whitewater rafting company, 
Northern Outdoors, continues to grow 
and prosper. Outside magazine selected it 
as one of the top ten sporting resorts in 
the country, and USA Weekend chose it for 
its "Best Weekend Getaway" award. T 
Peter Smith is still living in San Diego 
and is still working for General Atomics 
(going on 30 years). He is on the Joint 
Central Team of the International 
Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor 
Project (that is quite impressive — I'm 
sure our physics teacher Doug Miller will 
be pleased). Peter's wife Betty writes 
screenplays and is looking forward to her 
first sale. ▼ Bill Kittredge, on the other 
hand, is transitioning in the world of 
corporate re-engineering and has moved 
from the presidency of Dynotech Wireless 
Technologies (company did not fit with 
core competency of corporate holding 
company) to V.P and a founding ren- 
egade of Photonic Applications, Inc., in 
Bloomfield, CT His three children are 



grown and educated. T Paul Clark is 
also in transition, being divorced and 
poor with grown children. He is practic- 
ing medicine in Reno, NV. He also 
suggested that we nuke the unborn gay 
whales — apparently there is an abun- 
dance of them in Reno. ▼ Neil Quinn is 
prepared to lead the class into the next 
century, having absorbed himself in the 
internet. He has even volunteered 
himself to serve on GDA's Technology 
Advisory Committee, and his bike shop 
in Putney, VT, has its own business home 
page (www.putney.com/westhill). Not 
bad for a guy who still plays goalie in 
alumni lacrosse games. ▼ Dick Croll did 
some birdwatching and traveling in 
Kenya and Europe last year and has been 
planning a trip to Asia this year. T Fred 
Sayles continues to travel extensively, 
doing research for the Wood's Hole 
Oceanographic Institute, and having 
spent a month in Bermuda, followed by 
Seattle and Colorado. ▼ Claudette and 
Jim Main continue to promote her 
cruises, which provide them with many 
travel opportunities, which has taken 
them recently to New Orleans, Panama 
Canal, British Columbia and twice to 
Japan. T Tom Grose is still living in 
London and summering in Maine. He 
owns a company that does technical 
research on securities, currencies and the 
markets, which he sells to large money 
managers. His children are truly interna- 
tional, one schooling in Paris, another in 
Spain, a third in Edinburgh and his 
youngest in London. T Ken Weene 
recently wrote an article for the Journal of 
Psychohistory, but has not found a 
publisher for any of his novels yet. ▼ 
And, of course, Gump Hayden is always 
looking for each and every one of you, 
just to catch up with you and with no 
ulterior motive in mind, and certainly not 
to remind you to make a contribution to 
GDA. 



The Archon - Spring 1996 35 



Class Notes 



'59 
'60 



Mirick Friend 

Secretary 

50 Dorset Road 

Newton, MA 02168 

(617) 965-0552 

John C. Elwell 

Secretary 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 

01950 

(508) 462-8749 



Hello to all our classmates! Received 
some news from different folks this issue. 
▼ Carl Youngman writes that he is 
involved with a new start-up venture in 
the food industry in Washington, D.C. 
On one of his trips to D.C. he ran into Bob 
Adams at National Airport. Carl seems 
surprised that Bob recognized him after 
all these years. Maybe it's the GDA 
freshman name tag that Carl still wears. 
We all better keep an eye on Carl — from 
pet stores to fast food franchises, no 
telling what we will be eating next. T 
Bob Adams also sent me a long letter (we 
only live about five miles apart). Bob is 
still with the Mitre Corporation in 
Bedford, MA. His work takes him 
frequently to D.C, where he bumped into 
Carl at National. Bob's daughter is a 
sophomore at Bob's alma mater, Brown 
University. This summer they do the 
college circuit with their son. As part of 
the Brown alumni network, Bob reports 
that he had the opportunity over the past 
two years to interview outstanding 
applicants from GDA. Sometime about a 
year ago, I ran across an education 
message on the internet from Bob's wife 
Bonnie and e-mailed to her asking Bob to 
send a message back. Well, it took almost 
a year, but your Class Secretary, who will 
go to any means to get news, was 
successful. Good to hear from you, Bob! 
Stop by 266 High Street sometime. We 
would love to see you! T Another 
"dayboy," Peter Stonebreaker, writes that 
he and his wife spent an enjoyable 1995 
spring in Ekaterinburg, Russia, teaching 
production operations management at 
two universities. Additionally, he gave 
lectures at several other universities and 
visited some 25 manufacturing and 
service businesses. Their son Eric is 
currently in Xabarovsk (near 
Vladivostok). Isn't that just like Peter — 
comes home and leaves his son behind. 
But Peter reports that he and his wife Eva 
plan to return to "E-burg," Russia and 
take the trans-Siberian Express to 



Xabarovsk this spring. (I was in Russia in 
1988 and 1990 and am amazed by the 
number of working exchanges that are 
now occurring. My wife's niece is 
working in Kiev, and at my school we 
have a wonderful Russian lady from 
Yaroslavl teaching Russian language and 
history.) Sounds like some exciting times, 
Peter! T Norm Kalat reports that he is 
Director of Corporate Finance and 
Accounting for PictureTel in Danvers, 
MA, and is looking forward to building a 
new house in the Santa Fe area of New 
Mexico. Sounds like a long commute to 
me! (Norm, one of my sons who is in the 
computer field was envious of your 
employment at PictureTel.) T And 
speaking of members of my family, I am 
pleased to report that they all are doing 
well. My wife Candy is a special educa- 
tion teacher in Amesbury, while our 
oldest son Che is a systems analyst for 
State Street Bank of Boston. Our second 
son Kane is working for a company called 
Cybermation on Route 128, where he has 
developed a computer controlled plasma 
cutting machine which sells for around 
$50,000. Anyone out there interested? 
Our youngest son Jonathan is doing well 
academically as a sophomore at the 
Landmark School, where he participates 
in cross-country and lacrosse. Our 
daughter Erin (GDA '92) graduates this 
spring with a degree in psychology from 
Drew University, where she earned a 4.0 
last semester. She did ask me if I had 
ever earned a 4.0. I replied that I had 
earned a 4.0 twice. Of course, I neglected 
to tell her that once it was in diving and 
the other time I had to add two semesters 
of cums together. But I know that my 
fellow classmates will never squeal on 
me. Well that's all the news from the 
class of '60, where the women weren't, 
the men were good looking and all of us 
were above average. Remember, the 
porch light is still on for you! 



'61 



J. Stephen Sawyer 

Secretary 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 

17055 

(717)732-3908 



35th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Lorine and Alan Booth are back in Ohio, 
having returned from a relaxing vacation 
in Nevis. Stacey (26) plans to start 



graduate school at the University of 
Texas, after living in Mexico for two 
years, refining her Spanish. Katie (23) is 
working in Cincinnati, OH. Alan reports 
that his work at Owens-Corning contin- 
ues to be challenging, with lots of travel 
as a result of corporate acquisitions. T 
Dick Snowdon reports that he, Katie and 
Alexander had a wonderful (but expen- 
sive) vacation in Nantucket last summer. 
Two weeks of spectacular weather was 
too much to resist. The new vacation 
house is at Eel Point. 



'62 



Thomas S. Tobey 

Secretary 

59 West Portola 

Avenue 

Los Altos, C A 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

T. Burke Leahey 

Secretary 

160 King Caesar Road 

Duxbury, MA 02332 

(617)934-6263 



My casting for news this quarter was 
pleasantly rewarded with some surprise 
catches and some newcomers to these 
pages. The surprise may be enjoyed by 
others if you get your orders in. T Mac 
Donaldson, who has responded in the 
past, wrote that his mother had "un- 
earthed and presented him with a true 
GDA heirloom — a 33 1/3 RPM long- 
playing record (remember those?) of the 
Three Fifths (Buck, Blair and Whittemore) 
on one side and the Meistersingers 
(Pouch, Hoover, Golden, Tobey, Jameson, 
Blair and Tarbell) on the flip side." Mac 
graciously sent it to me. For a limited 
time only, I will gladly oblige anyone 
who wishes with a cassette reproduction 
of this relic. The hitch is that you must 
drop me a line with any bit of hello, news 
or trivia about the class. Such a deal. 
However, I can't promise that we will be 
releasing any previously unrecorded cuts 
anytime soon. Incidentally, Mac also 
reported that his eldest daughter is to be 
married soon, while his younger daugh- 
ter is completing graduate school at the 
University of Michigan. ▼ There must 
have been something in this winter as the 
day following my first airing of the 
record yielded a postcard from Peter 
Buck. His melodious tones and banjo 
strumming were still ringing in my ears 
as I read his note that he and wife Lynda 
were living in Waterford, VA. Peter has 
just completed 26 years with EDS Corp. 



36 The Archon - Spring 1996 



Waterford is 60 miles west of our nation's 
capital. Peter and Lynda have three 
children, all in their mid-20s. Scott must 
have picked up some of Peter's talents as 
he is pursuing a music career in Oregon. 
His other offspring are in Denver and 
Richmond, VA. Peter is a grandfather! 
Has anyone else reached this milestone? 
T It was great to hear from Bob Snyder, 
whose sister I see frequently, as she and 
her husband live nearby. Bob and his 
wife have just returned from a family 
reunion /cruise in the Caribbean. I hope 
to see Bob on his intended swing through 
California this spring, when he brings his 
stepson to visit Stanford University. T I 
have reported on Al "Pebble" Rock in 
the past. Peb writes that he is awaiting 
my arrival in Arizona for some golf. 
While I will never be in his league, I 
eagerly await this event soon. It was 
Pebble who introduced me to the 
addiction my freshman year at Governor 
Dummer by selling me his Wilson Staff 
irons. Peb is President of 1st Arizona 
Credit, Inc., a restitution management 
company. President Rock was honored in 
"Who's Who" in 1995 and 1996 for his 
business acumen in the credit business. 
Thanks to all the above for sending in the 
postcards. T I also received a wonderful 
letter from Peter Machinist, following his 
receipt of the 25th Reunion photo, 
compliments of Bob James. Peter, as I 
have reported before, has honored our 
class for some time in his holding an 
endowed faculty chair at Harvard. Keep 
up the good work, Peter. ▼ Frank Bond 
did not make it to San Francisco this year 
for his usual pilgrimage to the MacWorld 
conference, but we have kept in touch 
through the internet. Next fall I will join 
Frank in having a tie, once again, on the 
East Coast, when my younger daughter 
Kirsten matriculates at Brown University. 
Frank's daughter Sarah graduated from 
Brown several years ago. T I mentioned 
in my tickler letter that Andi Whittemore 
had looked in on my mother following 
her hip replacement surgery at Brigham 
and Women's, where Andi is Chief of tie 
Division of Vascular Surgery as well as 
Associate Professor at Harvard Medical 
School. My mother dazzled Andi with 
her recollection of his receiving the Morse 
Flag award 34 years ago! 



'63 



Peter P. Morrin 

Secretary 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 



Los Gatos, CA, (408-354-3856) while still 
flying out of San Francisco for American 
Airlines. He reports, "I hope to have Bob 
Cate on one of my flights, as I understand 
he commutes to SFO from Fairfield, CT, 
quite often. Look for 'Folly' if you're 
flying from JFK to Europe or South 
America." 



'64 
'65 



H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 

Secretary 

85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617)662-2588 

lhenchey@bbn.com 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

Secretary 

6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci.lscf. 

ucsb.edu 



Jay Allen writes, "After four years in an 
apartment, my fiancee and I got house 
fever, and we are buying a small place in 
Newburyport. We're looking forward to 
flowers and a garden this summer. 
Things are hectic and exciting. I'm still 
pushing a gasoline tanker around Bean 
Town — coming up on 28 years shortly. I 
hope everyone is healthy and making a 
lot of money. 'Hi' to all." ▼ Al Chase 
updates us on his activities: "The last 
week in March and the first week in 
April, I return to the Ukraine and Russia 
to do some teaching and preaching. In 
addition, I will be doing some advance 
work for some upcoming work that 
medical and humanitarian aid teams from 
our church will be doing over the next 
several years among Chernobyl survi- 
vors. In June, my family and I will spend 
the summer in Europe, taking advantage 
of my sabbatical, granted after eight years 
at Bethany Church in Rye, NH. (I fear I 



One Swift 
crew: 

George Swift 
'67 remains 
afloat with 
the help of 
his wife 
Gayle and 
their children 
Casey and 
Parker. 



have become almost sedentary in my old 
age — staying in one place too long!) 
Much of the summer will be spent team 
teaching in Romania with a friend of 
mine who is a Romanian pastor and 
seminary professor." 



'66 



30th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Dana Woodworth and spouse Ronna are 
on the race committee for yachting in the 
1996 Olympics. T Len Johnson recently 
celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary 



Wanted: 66 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer laCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



with the beautiful Christine Molitor. 
T Michael Little was just named 
Executive Director of the Bonnyvale 
Environmental Education Center, located 
in Brattleboro, VT. He also had a paper, 
"Historic Spawning Grounds of the 
Striped Bass," published in Maine 
Naturalist journal. T Ford Schumann is 
working hard at getting a little non-profit 
recycling organization to float. It is an 
education, since he got his B.A. in 
philosophy and music, and a challenge, 
since he's in a rural environment. His 
wife Mare is helping him part-time and 
pursuing clay. Kids are doing fine now in 
two different Quaker schools outside 
Philly. One is applying to college in 
Boston. His e-mail address is 
fordoi@adl.org. 



T Jeffrey Ellis is now splitting his time 
between Dayton, NV, (702-246-3320) and 




The Archon - Spring 1996 37 



Class Notes 



'67 



Bennett H. Beach 

Secretary 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301)951-9643 



For the first time in eight years, Alan 
Rothfeld escaped the world of medicine 
to have a full-blown vacation. He chose 
Hawaii. Earlier, Alan was in New York 
City to present a paper on monitoring 
strategies for mechanical ventilators. T 
This summer Andy Rimmington will be 
admiring the beauty of the University of 
British Columbia, where he will be using 
a fellowship to move toward completion 
of his thesis. ▼ The great Class of '67 
Massachusetts Mattress War is underway. 
It pits upstart Michael Miles of Mattress 
Discounters in Danvers against veteran 
Gardner Sisk of Gardner Mattress Corp. 
in Salem. Feathers are flying. T The 
fingers that used to roam a guitar neck in 
Lang Gym are now fully engaged on the 
internet. The rest of the time Reid Pugh 
is trying to reshape Vimasco Corp. in 
Nitro, WV. T The 1995 award for the 
class' most creative Christmas card has to 
go to John Easton, who, with wife Doris, 
put out a reindeer-theme card that would 
be hard to top. Cards are a specialty of 
the business they started, Imagemaker 
Graphics in Germantown, WI. T Don 
Congdon has moved from Concord to 
Dover, NH, to be closer to his family. T 
Mick Doolittle is now doing the legal 
work for D & M General Contracting in 
Rockville, MD. "D & M" does not stand 
for Doolittle & Morgan, or even Dan & 



Mick. T Paul Hemmerich has been 
elected to the board of directors of the 
New Hampshire chapter of the American 
Institute of Architects. Meantime, he has 
taken "a headlong leap into self-employ- 
ment." Paul's investing some time in an 
effort to spruce up the John Hay estate in 
Sunapee. T The hospital has lured Roger 
Block back. He was hired as Vice 
President of Operations by Good Samari- 
tan Medical Center in Brockton, which 
was created by the merge of two hospi- 
tals. He and Judy still live in Dover, 
where she rolls up healthy victory 
margins in her runs for re-election as 
Town Clerk. T In response to customer 
demand, Web Pearce and Adobe Systems 
continue to upgrade Photoshop out in 
Silicon Valley. 



'68 
'69 



Carl F. Spang, Jr. 

Secretary 

55 Wiswall Road 

Durham, NH 03824 

(603) 659-5936 

carlspang@aol.com 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401)849-4900 




West Coasters: Don Hayes '68 and 
Anna deGrotte pose together at GDA's 
Los Angeles Reception at the Riviera 
Country Club in January. 



Fred Lyle writes that he and his wife 
Robin have moved to Charlottesville, VA, 
where she is a first year law student at 
U.Va. ▼ Peter Dorsey and his wife Susie 
had a second child, Eliza, 
born in April 1995. Their 
son George has entered 
kindergarten at Peter's old 
school, Shore Country Day 
School in Beverly. Peter has 
been promoted to Vice 
President at Hunneman & 
Co., specializing in ocean 
estates, antique houses and 
farms. T Josh Miner 
writes that both his 
children, Lea '96 and 
Joshua '98, are students at 
GDA this year. Josh is also 
a new member of the Board 
of Trustees. ▼ Art Schultz 
writes that he has worked 
for the last six years as Real 
Estate Acquisitions 
Manager for Hewlett-Packard. He and 
his wife and three children live in San 
Mateo, CA. He has recently made six 



trips to China looking for sites and 
facilities for their rapidly growing 
presence in that country. He parentheti- 
cally mentions that he is also the "lowest 
tech" person at HP. ▼ Bill Strider writes 
the following: "Day before yesterday I 
jumped out of an airplane. Things will 
never be the same. They aren't anyway, I 
guess." ▼ Jonathan Williams has 
recently spun himself off from his own 
company to become an independent 
custom home builder for mega-buck 
homes, As usual, Jon skis a lot in 
Colorado and Utah. His step-daughter is 
in orthopedics at U. Mass Medical Center. 
He is a Major in the RI National Guard, 
19 th Special Forces Group, Co. H (Air- 
borne). T Steve Lee has recently started 
his own facility management/consulting 
firm Retail Services, providing property 
management, due diligence and related 
services. His eldest son Adam is in his 
first year of college. His youngest son 
Peter is now 11. His wife Barbara is the 
selectmen's assistant, which in his small 
town means that she is the operations/ 
town manager by default. Steve adds, 
"Life is fun — as it should be." T Nat 
Follansbee writes that he has had a 
banner year fund-raising for Loomis 
Chaffee, raising $6.6 million in cash so far 
this year. His children and step-children 
are all athletes; hockey and tennis take up 
most of his spectating time these days. 



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71 



J. Randall Whitney III 

Secretary 

65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 

Edgar S. Catlin III 

Secretary 

45 Meadowbrook Road 

Brunswick, ME 04011 

(207) 729-3488 



25th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



T Peter Alfond writes that he is living in 
Puerto Rico and has managed Dexter 
Shoes' two factories in the Carribean — 
Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic — 
for the last 16 years. Raising four 
children now as a single dad, Peter 
reports that life "is better single at 43 than 
23; something to be said about wisdom!" 
▼ For the past two and a half years, Gig 
Barton has been working at Court TV and 
"waiting to see some of our classmates on 
the docket!" Gig has been in N.Y.C. for 18 



38 The Archon - Spring 1996 



years, is married (Holly) with two 
children: Spencer, who is seven, and 
George, who is three and a half. Gig will 
be back for the 25th. T Also returning for 
the 25th and hoping to see everyone is 
John Capron. John just became a partner 
at Feldman, Waldman and Kline in San 
Francisco. John passes his days chasing 
ambulances in a city where "there are 
more lawyers per ambulance than any 
other place in the world." T John 
dayman and his wife Lalie, together 
with children Jack (seven), Annie (five) 
and Ellie (four), are looking forward to 
seeing everyone at the Reunion in June. 
John reports, "Sailing has taken a back 
seat to soccer, ice hockey and baseball," as 
he and Lalie are very busy with their 
children. T Hoping to see everyone in 
June at the Reunion and coming from 
Campinas (100 km north of Sao Paulo) is 
James Fleming. James moved to Brazil 
with his wife Lucia and their two 
daughters in January 1995, where they 
plan to stay for five years. James is still 
with Stolt-Nielson. Sao Paulo is Stolt- 
Nielson's marketing and sales headquar- 
ters for all of South America. Accord- 
ingly, James has spent a lot of his time 
traveling around Brazil, Argentina, Chile 
and Peru in 1995. ▼ Joe Lapaglia lives in 
Winter Park, FL, where he is employed as 
Finance Director with Tropicana Dole 
N.A. and is married (Lisa) with two 
children Christina (16) and Joey (11). Joe 
is in regular contact with Mario (Hawk) 
Rivera. Joe hopes to see everyone in June 
at GDA. ▼ Dave Shove and his wife 
Beth recently moved to Glen Ridge, NJ, 
from which Dave commutes to N.Y.C. 
Dave and Beth adopted three kids from 
Russia in February, 1995 — Vlad (six), 
Lena (four) and Krissie (two). Dave 
reports that, "believe it or not," they are 
probably going back to Russia for more. 
(That's fine with us, Dave. The more the 
merrier at Reunion. We look forward to 
seeing you and your growing family at 
GDA in June.) ▼ Jack Stanyon is 
enjoying life in Connecticut with his wife 
and seven-year-old daughter Sam and is 
"working a lot, traveling a lot and 
playing a lot." Jack is looking forward to 
seeing everyone at Reunion, particularly 
Bob Veasey. 



72 



Geoffrey A. Durham 

Secretary 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 



Jim Irving writes that his having passed 
the Maryland Bar exam last July means 
only that the state needs money. He now 
is trying to figure out why he took it in 



Michael Wellman 71 Named 
to Top Post at Korn/Ferry Int'l 



Michael E. Wellman '71 has 
been promoted to Managing Director 
for the New York office of Korn/Ferry 
International, an executive search firm. 
Wellman becomes the youngest person 
ever to lead the company's flagship 
office. 

Wellman joined Korn/Ferry 
International as a Vice President in 
October 1992. In addition to his 
responsibilities as Managing Director, 
Wellman continues as a Senior Partner, 
supporting major clients across the 
broad spectrum of industries in which 
Korn/Ferry is active worldwide. 

Korn/ Ferry's New York office 
is the largest retainer executive search 
practice in the United States. With a 
staff of over 90, the office is a network 
hub and resource center to serve the 
international requirements of the firm's 
global clients. 

the first place. Congratulations, Jim, and 
good luck. T All is reportedly going well 
for Tom McDougall. He reports that the 
response to the Annual Fund has been 
"solid" by our class. He looks forward to 
the 25th Reunion in 1997 and hopes many 
of the Class of '72 attends. Tom is 
engaged and expects to marry this 
summer. Tom reports that he will 
relinquish the duties of Class Agent at 
that time, so if any one is interested, 
please let it be known. ▼ Chris "Swede" 
Swenson reports life is good in the great 
Northwest (Seattle) with his wife Abigail, 
daughter Molly (eight) and son Skylar 
(five). He alternates between being 
house-husband with his two kids and 
occasionally touring with his one-man 
show and teaching. This spring he goes 
to Europe for the first time to do a show 
with a friend about interspecies commu- 
nication. T Sarah Ewell Smith writes 
that for the past year she has been 
working hard with the small crew that is 
"The Sea Parrot," — making dichroic 
stained glass kaleidoscopes and dichroic 
glass jewelry. The kaleidoscopes have 
been getting a lot of attention lately, 
including an article in the Boston Sunday 
Globe. T Hal Curtis writes that he is 
living in Pennington, NJ, with his wife 
Laurie, son Porter and daughters 
Suzanna and Eliza. He stopped commut- 
ing to New York and works in nearby 
Princeton for a financial services firm. 
They recently set up a broker-dealer 
operation, which is exciting. Hal is 
looking forward to the 25th Reunion. T 



Brian Lenane and his wife Susie are 
happily employed at GDA. He is 
anxiously looking forward to our 25th 
Reunion next year. T Life in Libertyville, 
IL, is much the same. Geoff Durham and 
the family are fine. Wife Jana keeps busy 
with daughter Andrea (eight), by being a 
Brownie leader, working at school and 
helping with school fund raising. Jana 
and I are the fund raising chairpersons 
for the local parent-teacher organization. 
We raise between $7,000 to $10,000 a year 
for the school. I am still with Allstate 
Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL. 
The 25th Reunion is on the calendar, and 
we are looking forward to another great 
trip east. 



73 



Richard J. Love 

Secretary 

23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 



Craig Dowley: "On December 9, 1995 I 
was married to Mary Nolan in Dublin, 
Ireland. After a short honeymoon in 
Ireland, we came to America for four 
weeks of an old fashion New England 
winter to celebrate with my family. Mary 
is from Dublin with a graduate degree in 
marketing. I will continue to operate 
Hibernian Cruising School, an ISA/RYA 
recognized sail training and navigation 
school. We will reside in Dublin. We 
both return to the Boston area regularly. I 
look forward to the 25th Reunion in June 
1999. Mary and I visited GDA in the 
winter of 1993." 



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Pamela J.M. Toner 

Secretary 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 



It has been a snowfall of cards and letters. 
Thank you! ▼ Look for Rob Spaulding 
running in the upcoming 100th Boston 
Marathon. He just ran in Memphis, TN, 
to qualify. In addition to running, Rob is 
managing the business, playing piano 
(summer weekends at the Port Gardens 
in Kennebunkport, ME) and coaching. ▼ 
It looks like Rob is in good company on 
the road racing circuit. Leslie "Sam" 
Howland writes, "I plan to celebrate 
turning 40 by making some money on the 
road racing circuit again. Prize money is 
in two categories — under 40 and over. 
Just missed qualifying for the Olympic 
Marathon Trials by a few seconds...." She 
is married to mathematician Michael 
Freedman and has three sons, ages ten, 
eight and three. Armed with a graduate 
degree in pharmacology, she has "not had 



The Archon - Spring 1996 39 



Class Notes 



the desire to work on top of being a 
mom." Well said! They just returned 
from six months in France. T Raymond 
Brooks keeps busy while at home in the 
lay ministry, supporting his parish church 
community and scheduling regular 
retreats with a nearby religious commu- 
nity It seems that travel is his real 
passion, having traveled recently to 
Canada, Las Vegas, Cape Cod, Maine and 
Florida with his partner. ▼ The travel 
bug infected Tim Statler when he sold his 
interest in the family business and 
traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, the 
Colombian jungle, New Zealand and 
Australia. His wife Cindy has put the 
brakes on this travel as she starts a new 
pediatric practice in January They are 
moving to Petosky, MI. Late breaking 
news: Tim just got his pilot's license and 
joined a flying club. Watch the skies for a 
Cessna 172. He will be looking to visit us. 
Tim's e-mail is tstatler@bizserve.com. ▼ 
Alec Andrews is first on his list. Alec 
writes, "Still managing my law firm's 
Columbus office and refurbishing our 
1858 farmhouse — three horses, two 
dogs, one cat.. .and two kids." T Ashley 
"Bunny" Romeiser got her 40th birthday 
present — twin boys, Trevor and Kohl, 
born in May 1995. She married in 1992 to 
a veterinarian, David Romeiser. They live 
on a cranberry bog on Cape Cod with two 
Boston terriers and their sons. Congratu- 
lations, Bunny! ▼ Jean Baer has moved 
to Waldorf, MD. Her e-mail address is 
jb0026@mail.pratt.lib.md.us. ▼ From 
Lake Back O'Beyon Farm, under 52 
inches of snow, in the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains of Virginia comes news of Ray Cox: 
"Gone fishin'." He is opening a fishing 
business on the family farm, stocking 
large trout in a pond and about a mile of 
creek everv dav He intends to continue 

J J 

writing sports for the Roanoke Times and 



his wife Sarah will continue to write. 
They have two children, one in third 
grade and one in kindergarten. Fishing 
starts the end of March or beginning of 
April. Come on down! For reservations, 
call (504) 977-5203. 



75 



Lisa Strandberg: "I continue to work 
part-time in an all-women's hospital as 
on obstetrical nurse. My children are five 
and seven years old. Our family hopes to 
be up that way in July I'm considering a 
return to school to be a midwife or nurse 
practitioner." 



Wanted: 75 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



76 



Carol Ann Goldberg- 

Aydin 

Secretary 

301 East' 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212)410-1781 



20th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



77 



Carolvn L. Borwick 

J 

Secretary 

95 Haseltine Street 
Bradford, MA 01835 
(508) 372-9006 




Great response this winter from every- 
one. Thanks to all who continue to 
contribute to our Class Notes. I know 



Smile! GDA 

Director of 
Alumni/ae-Parent 
Relations Mike 
Moonves pauses 
for a photograph 
with Hilary and 
Ethan Stone 75 
at the Los 
Angeles 
Reception in 
January. 



from chatting with others during the 
phonathon the other night that it is really 
appreciated. (That's a hint for those of 
you who don't write in!) T David Bell 
and his family are still living in Avon, CT 
David works for The Hartt School at the 
University of Hartford. He and Jeanne 
are expecting their second child in early 
June. Their son Daniel turned three in 
March. They are enjoying a hectic life in 
the country. ▼ Joe Pietrafesa writes that 
all four of his children (ages nine, six, five 
and three) ski and do so with a ven- 
geance. Syracuse has had 125 inches of 
snow to date, so skiing has been great 
fun, especially with the little ones. 
Syracuse University basketball is keeping 
their winter hot — as hot as one can be in 
Syracuse in the winter! ▼ Tracie 
Ackerman Fornaro's update report and 
survival secret for the winter has been to 
"ski, ski, ski." She says she can't afford it, 
but is doing it anyway. Alex, now six, is 
keeping up with her easily and will soon 
choose to ski without her! She is enjoying 
her ski buddy for now. Tracie plans on 
getting together with me at my new home 
soon, and we both hope that Vicki 
Murphy will join our Reunion. ▼ Steve 
Mallery writes, "My family and I are as 
busy as ever, between our two businesses 
and two toddlers (one and a half and 
three and a half) and my 12-year-old from 
my first marriage. My magazine contin- 
ues to grow and expand. B reiving 
Techniques was named the 'Best Home 
Brewing Publication' by an independent 
survey in November. We're coming out 
with new products — you can find out all 
about them on our newlv launched 
website: http://brewingtechniques.com/ 
brewingtechniques. My wife got board- 
certified as a licensed massage technician 
(LMT) and started her practice last 
March. She's got a new office now and 
more and more clients every month. Life 
is good, if a little fast, in Eugene, OR." 
Hey, Chip, have you ordered your 
subscription to BrewingTechniques yet? T 
Phil Jackson and his crew all headed for 
Key Largo and Orlando this winter. They 
have four (yes, four!) kids. He, Victoria 
and all the kids still live in Beverly, MA. 
T And speaking of kids, Heather Blair 
has three kids and one on the way (due in 
July). And Nina Caron has four kids, the 
youngest under three. Who else out there 
has four (or more) kids? We'd love to 
hear how you manage! ▼ Shelly Miller 
Daigle and her husband live in Cam- 
bridge, MA. They will celebrate five 
years of marriage this summer, hopefully 



40 The Archon - Spring 1996 



with the purchase of a new home in 
Cambridge. Shelly is still climbing the 
ladder at M.G.H., mostly in communica- 
tions. Shelly said that she should be at 
Reunion next spring. We're going to hold 
her to that! ▼ Ginny Sutton Hundley is 
enjoying her new home in Davidson, NC. 
She said that it's a great place to be (while 
we're still shoveling out up here in New 
England, she's able to be outside working 
on the house!). Her sons are six and three 
already. T And last, but not least, Vicki 
Papaiouanou Murphy is trying to keep 
track of her three girls, the youngest of 
whom is three. Vicki works part-time at 
the library and still manages to keep up 
the catering business. Still making 
whoopee pies, Vic? ▼ Geoffrey and I 
have settled (sort of) into our new home 
in Bradford, MA. Sarah is growing way 
too fast for our liking, and Andrew, too. 
They both continue to delight us in all 
that they do. We are looking forward to 
gardening and cookouts in the back yard. 
Don't forget: Reunion year is next year. 
Mark your calendars now!!! 



78 



Scott M. Pope 

Secretary 

25 Tidewater Farm 

Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 



For a change, the sun is out, the last 
vestiges of snow are quickly dissipating, 
and I am seeing signs of spring emerging 
from my garden! Now watch it snow 
another foot. Hopefully most of you had 
an opportunity to escape the winter blues 
in some fashion over the last school 
break. We had an opportunity to travel to 
the Bahamas, take in a little sun and do 
some flyfishing for bonefish. Unlike 
other years, I actually caught a few which 
was great fun. I will be contacting several 
of you for thoughts on a summer get- 
together and possibly your help organiz- 
ing it. My fax number at home is (603) 
430-2120. I would enjoy hearing some 
news about you and getting your input on 
this summer gathering. Please give some 
thought on the month, a Saturday or 
Sunday, children included or excluded and 
an acceptable dollar amount you would 
feel comfortable donating for the party. A 
special "thank you" to the folks who have 
written, faxed and called me with news 
about themselves, their families and 
fellow classmates. I appreciate the time 
you have all taken to make my job 
pleasurable; it continues to be fun. Now 
on to the news. ▼ Jim Slater wrote to me 
this fall and he said, "I am responding to 
your plea of this past summer for news. 
It has been about six years since my last 



letter. I am currently the Chief Resident 
in Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian 
Hospital in New York. This year com- 
pletes five years of training in general 
surgery. I have also completed an 
additional year of research in the field of 
cardiovascular surgery, working with 
devices which assist circulation (more 
commonly referred to as artificial hearts). 
At the conclusion of this year, I will begin 
two years of fellowship training in 
cardiovascular surgery, also at Columbia. 
I think I can honestly lay claim to the title 
of 'oldest member of the class who has 
not yet begun his career.' My wife Fiona, 
previously a labor and employment 
attorney for the Unilever Corporation, is 
currently Director of Human Resources 
for a Greenwich, CT-based company 
within the Unilever Group. Our first 
child Ailsa is rapidly approaching five 
months old. We are in that great stage 
where she is becoming more interactive, 
but can't yet talk back and without any 
power of locomotion cannot get into too 
much trouble. We live in Rye, NY. With 
the arrival of the baby, we are making 
more frequent trips north to visit my 
folks, who still live in Swampscott. I 
recently saw Tommy Driscoll, who 
brought me up to date on class news and 
Feith's travels. One would think that the 
State Department would be eager to 
avoid international incidents in economi- 
cally fragile locations such as Russia and 
Vietnam. They are obviously not well 
acquainted with Peter's file or antics. 
Speaking of antics, Tommy D. seems to be 
up to quite a bit himself. Coaching Pop 
Warner football, dispensing legal advice 
on the small screen and fathering what 
appears to be another lineman named 
Driscoll. During our most recent visit, 
Fiona and I took the baby for a ride along 
the North Shore to Newburyport. We 
walked through GDA, where I was 
pleased to see new additions mixed with 
familiar sites. Governor Dummer 
remains one of the world's prettier places 
in the fall." T Here is what Peter Feith is 
really up to. "Global Dynamics Ltd., 
Cambridge, MA, and Tri Due Co. Ltd. 
formed a strategic partnership in 1993. 
Their objective is to support the initial 
market entry of U.S. companies in 
Vietnam. Mr. Peter Feith, President, 
Global Dynamics, Ltd. is a marketing 
consultant based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Mr. 
Feith is a citizen of the United States, but 
he spends the majority of time in Vietnam 
representing U.S. firms or servicing as 
their selling agent. Mr. Pham Thanh Tri, 
Director, Tri Due Co. Ltd. has lived in 
Hanoi for 37 years. Mr. Tri has diversi- 
fied business interests which include 
restaurants, food and beverage, transpor- 



tation leasing, and trade. Peter is 
ultimately responsible for identifying U.S. 
companies planning to market products 
throughout Vietnam. Mr. Tri provides 
introductions to key government officials, 
market knowledge, and administrative 
support. Together, they expect to 
penetrate difficult and competitive 
markets on behalf of their customers. The 
new venture also provides a wide variety 
of trade services in Vietnam. With access 
to senior representatives at the Ministry 
of Trade, American firms can expect an 
abbreviated process of exporting and 
distributing products in Vietnam." Now 
that you are making huge amounts of 
money, Peter, maybe you would consider 
sponsoring our summer gala!? T After 
spreading a nasty rumor about Rolf 
Dammann, I received a great letter from 
him via fax! He writes: "The reason you 
can't find me in Congresswoman Helen 
Bentley's office is simple; she retired from 
Congress at the end of 1994. In 1995, 1 
went to work for Senator John Ashcroft 
(whom you probably remember Scott as 
the former Missouri Governor when you 
lived out there? You did live out there in 
K.C. for a time, right? I am handling his 
work on the Senate Foreign Relations 
Committee (where everyone had a good 
time slashing the foreign aid budget!!). A 
few months back, I decided to take a year 
off to care for our nine-month-old 
daughter Monika. A very good reality 
check after having spent almost eight 
years working in Congress. Scott, if one 
wanted to submit an article to the Archon 
at some future date (i.e. on politics or 
foreign affairs, etc.,) how would one go 
about arranging this?" Rolf, first, thanks 
for your fax! Second, contact David 
Bergmann at GDA. He is the editor. You 
were smart to take a breather from 
foreign affairs, so you wouldn't have to 
deal with Congressional directives and 
policies involving the trade sanctions and 
censure soon to be imposed on the three 
ducks co. joint venture. Seriously, I think 
having a child or children is the best 
reality check one could have. Bravo for 
making that tough decision. T Since the 
topic of "information" has come up, 
Andy Stephenson had a great idea in his 
last note to me. He said, "How about 
circulating a '78 address list — might 
encourage more communication!" I have 
contacted Jennifer LaCombe in the 
Development Office at GDA, and I will be 
coordinating something with her to send 
one to all of you. To make this list 
meaningful, would you all contact me or 
Jennifer at GDA and give her your 
address and home telephone number. 
Regardless of the information they might 
currently have for you, call her or me up 



The Archon - Spring 1996 41 



Class Notes 



and give your information. By doing so, I 
can send you all accurate, meaningful 
information about us all. To expand 
further on Andy's note, he wrote: 
"Finishing my math certification at Orono 
and applying for every feasible position. 
Would love to stay in the area if possible." 
Thanks for the note and your consistent 
writing! Should anyone have contacts in 
Maine, either in the private sector or 
public, I hope vou will contact Andv in 
Ellsworth, ME; at (207) 667-6681. I am 
sure he would appreciate your leads and 
suggestions. ▼ Stephanie Chetsas 
Stoddard wrote recently, "All is well with 
Bill and me. We have bought and 
renovated a historic brownstone in 
Brooklyn, NY, and I have my private 
practice in psychotherapy on the first 
floor. Bill is an engineer and an avid 
opera fan, so we are constantly attending 
the Metropolitan Opera, as well as 
traveling great distances (i.e. Europe) to 
see opera. We've been having a lot of fun! 
Hope all is well with you all. If ever in 
New York, please stop by!" Thanks, 
Stephanie for your note. If any of you 
have the need to find out what opera is 
playing where, look up Stephanie. I am 
surprised you didn't mention Santa Fe as 
being on your opera circuit. ▼ In classic 
style I heard from Tom Driscoll, an avid 
writer, however misguided as he may be 
from time to time. He writes, "My name 
is Tom, not Tim! Pretty good season by 
Suggs coaching GDA girls hoop. Thev 
didn't get shut out once! Taught my son 
to say Governor Dummer, and he runs 
around the house saying, 'Governor 
Dummie.' My wife gets quite a laugh out 
of my running around the house chasing 
him and pleading with him to say 
'Dummer!' Maybe he will get it right by 
the time he is three." Gee, Tommy, I 
thought you would make a great "Tim!" 
Or even better, "Timmy!" Alzheimer's 
hasn't caught up with me yet, Driscoll, 
but trust me, you ain't no Tim! I will try 
to pass on your erudite comments to the 
proofing department at GDA. T I 
received a card from M. "Phil" Graham: 
"Living in Derry, working at Fleet. Run a 
choir in Concord, NH. See you some- 
time." Phil, this is a first effort for which 
I am most appreciative. Summing up 
your life in 14 words won't do! Send me 
a fax and tell me what you do at the bank. 
You never know when someone might 
need your help. How big is your choir? 
T Alexandra Keirstead writes, "James 
and I became parents last April of an 
able baby boy, Nicholas. I have 



enjoyed staying home being a mom, but 
am now preparing to return to work. We 
are in Charlotte again after a year and a 
half, and country rednecks and folks can 
reach us at 1743-15 Chasewood Drive, 
Charlotte, NC 28212 or (704) 567-5535". 
At the bottom of your note, Alexandra, 
you said "formerly Mary Mackay-Smith/ 
don't ask." Well, Alexandra, we won't 
ask. I am glad you wrote. T Leslie 
Lafond Russell dropped me a letter. She 
writes, "Things here are going at the 
usual hectic pace. Everyone going in 
several different directions at once. 
Meaghan (age nine) played basketball 
this winter and had an absolute blast. 
She is in her third year of Brownies and 
still finds time to ride her pony every so 
often. This spring she will join our local 
U.S. Pony Club. She is a bright, busy, 
happy girl. Bryan (age four) just plain 
runs me into the ground. He is in 
constant motion. He, too, loves the barn 
and horse, basketball, soccer, pretty much 
everything his big sister is into! He really 
is fun, though, and he keeps the entire 
family laughing. I've been out straight 
with my real estate title business. The 
busiest year ever, along with selling real 
estate with my sister Kristen (Class of 
'81), and my mother and father in the 
family business of Russell & Crothers. 
This will be my last year as President of 
the P.T.A., but I'm sure I'll be onto 
something else. My husband Michael is 
busy opening yet another liquor store for 
the State of New Hampshire. The biggest 
in the state. Hopefully we will be able to 
take some well-deserved time off this 
summer. I think a beach party this 
summer sounds great. Maybe even 
renting one of the cruise boats out of Rye 
or Portsmouth for a dinner cruise would 
be fun. Let me know how I can help. 
Send my love to all." Leslie, thanks for 
the idea for the summer party. I will let 
you know if I can use your help. More 
particularly, can we get a discount on 
liquor for the party? Better yet, can I get 
a discount? T Rick Neville and I traded 
phone calls several times, and I am glad 
he kept making the effort! When we did 
connect, he sounded great! Rick has a 
beautiful six-and-a-half-year-old named 
Cortney Jean. Rick has been with AT&T 
in their materials management division 
for over 16 years! Rick resides in Hamp- 
ton, NH, is divorced and keeps in touch 
with Tom Mathews and Julia Maloy. 
Until recently, Rick used to work with 
Daryl Killip, who was part of the AT&T 
company until it was spun off and called 



Vectron. Rick, thanks again for your 
effort and tenacitv. T I received a call 
from Jody Baum the other evening. At 
first it sounded as though she was calling 
to let her Class Secretary know what was 
new in her life. It was a call of compli- 
ments, energy and then... she lowered the 
boom: She was calling for money at a 
GDA phonathon! Before donating I 
found out Jody has worked for the past 
nine years for Keystone Investments. She 
is head of their marketing materials 
group, developing brochures, etc. 
Thanks, Jody for the call. Well, folks, 
that's about it for this article. I do hope 
you will write /fax or call and make a 
small effort to physically participate in 
this summer outing. See ya. 



79 



Laura J. Roome 

Secretary 

917 Heatherstone Drive 

Winston-Salem, NC 

27104 

(910) 659-8199 



Well, here we go. I trust that everyone is 
enjoying the arrival of spring! I have 
heard from about one fifth of you guys. I 
know we can do better. Anyway, here's 
what I have heard. T Martha Blake 
Ficke says she is still teaching first grade 
and enjoying summers off with her two 
kids, Andrew (four and a half) and Dylan 
(one and a half). She sends her best to 
Andy Linn and his new bride. Andy, 
when do the kids arrive? ▼ Stu Cawley 
is now living in my old stomping 
grounds on the eastern shore of Mary- 
land. He gave up life in Vermont to 
follow his girlfriend south. He is 
working at an agricultural research 
center. Stu, bring some of that home 
brew when you visit your folks again. T 
Monique Cremer Duckworth and her 
husband Doehne own the Cactus Cafe in 
Stowe, VT. Stu says he had margaritas 
there and had no idea Monique was the 
one in charge. Monique says any one in 
the area should definitely stop by for a 
visit. ▼ Kathy Coffin Hourihan reports 
that life goes on (How did the house 
come out?) and she now has several 
animals to keep things interesting. T 
Russ Evans and his wife Beth are doing 
well. Kids are growing fast (Mick is 10 
and Riley is four). Russ says he is 
starting to feel grown up — a scary 
thought. Are we really maturing? He 
also says Abner Mason is doing well. ▼ 
Jeff Garnett reports that he and Kristen 
are doing well and that their second 



I he Archon - Spring 1996 



daughter Kristina (8/25/95) is doing 
well. ▼ Tim Heffron is in Abilene, TX, 
working as a project engineer in the 
construction field. T Steve Judson had 
lots to say. He is living in Manhattan 
with his wife Marina. He has a consult- 
ing/management business which 
basically puts together upscale promo- 
tional tours and packages. Sorry, Steve, I 
can't do you justice in such a small space. 
▼ Linda Miller writes that she is proud 
co-owner of a Victorian home in Milford, 
CT. She is still teaching middle school 
French and German. Linda also wants to 
know if any of you women's soccer 
players want to do anything for the 20 lh 
anniversary of soccer. ▼ Susie Potter 
says life is good. She and husband 
Fernando bought a house in Arlington 
Heights last summer. She still likes her 
job at Sound Techniques. Susie, can you 
line up Peter Wolf for our 20th Reunion 
extravaganza? ▼ Steve Perry reports that 
his 13th year in Hawaii has been great. 
He is heading to Scotland in July for some 
family golf and then to Atlanta to see 
Olympic soccer and basketball. Bummer. 
T Lisa Sapuppo says she will be running 
in the 100th Boston Marathon. Good 
luck! T I saw Debbie Baker Black this 
summer when I was doing an addition in 
Wenham. She, husband Jim and three 
kids are all doing well. T Scott Nearis is 
back in Gloucester and raising a family of 
his own. Baby squids — what a concept! 
T Cedric Cornwall has been busy. He 
married Andrea on August 17, 1995. He 
also started his own law firm this year. ▼ 
Troy Dagres is still with Minolta as a 
sales manager. Troy and I did the 
phonathon together this year; boy, we 
need to work on our Class giving! ▼ 
Scott Miller, Larry Whitten and Troy all 
work within about one mile of each other 
in beautiful Woburn, MA. Larry and wife 
Anne had their second boy, Caleb, this 
summer. They came to see us at the 
hospital minutes after our third — Amelia 
— was born. It turned out that they had 
been waiting to see their doctor, but he 
was busy delivering our baby. T Hal 
Sizer is doing well with Paul Revere 
Insurance. He also has three kids. T 
Beth Jones Burgess is also here in the 
thriving metropolis of Byfield. She and 
husband George have two girls to keep 
them busy. T Wendy Bixbie Cowie is 
busy with her own family and living in 
Andover, MA. T Kris Kangis is running 
his own alarm/communications/home 
theater installation company. I bump into 
him every now and then on construction 
sites. ▼ Jim Ronan is doing well with his 
law practice in Boston. T Gretchen 
Roorbach is back in the Boston area, 
working for the MWRA as an environ- 



mental planner (all you have to know is 
that it flows downhill). She even toyed 
with the idea of buying a house in Byfield 
last summer. T Laura Roome says that 
she misses all your postcards, but not 
enough to take the job back. She tells me 
that, as soon to be Human Resources 
Manager for K-Mart, their are no boring 
days. She survived the winter of '96 with 
the help of her dog and the fireplace (she 
had no power for four days). ▼ Does any 
one know where Tom Rourke is? I guess 
that is all for now. Please keep the notes 
coming. Anyone passing through 
Byfield, stop on in and say "hi." We are 
usually around. Hope to see lots of you 
this spring at GDA! 



'80 



Erica J. Goode 

Secretary 

74 R Thaxter Street 

Hingham, MA 02043 

(617)749-7284 



Ginger Bushell: "Greetings from sunny 
California! Not much new to report. Still 
living and working in CA. My husband 
was recently elected to the partnership in 
his law firm, so it looks like we'll be here 
for a while more! Life in the entertain- 
ment biz never ceases to amaze me! 
Hope you are well." ▼ Leslie Robins: 
"Well, no news is about to become news 
for me. This year I'll have my 10th 
anniversary with Chapman Warwick 
Advertising. Life is good down here in 
San Diego, where the brutal winter 
weather left us shivering in the 60's for 
several days." ▼ John Wise: "Have left 
the TV. business as of May 1994. I have 
been a full-time dad for my 17-month-old 
daughter Ellen Grace and Jack since Ellen 
was born. Julie and I have spent our nest 
egg on this adventure. So I have decided 
to open a small family daycare. It is 
called 'Dad's Home!' childcare. I am very 
excited about continuing my role as a full 
time dad to my children. I still see some 
of Chris Stafford and his wife. Shep 
Sutton and I have also remained close 
friends. Hello to John Fain and Greg 
Moore." 



'81 



Jennifer G. Steward 

Secretary 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 352-7694 



15th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Reunion! Many classmates have written 
or called expressing their enthusiasm 
about our 15th. Of course a lot of us are 
still in shock. It's hard to believe that it 



has really been 15 years since we jumped 
the wall at Mansion House. To this day, I 
remain proud that I didn't wipe out 
doing that jump! Considering my athletic 
ability, it was a real possibility. We'll have 
plenty of opportunity June 14-16 to do 
some reminiscing. T Clarissa Dane 
Davidson expressed it well: "Can't wait 
to see everyone for Reunion. Even/body 
go\" ▼ Susan Nye (Desautel) Cordina 
wrote, "Can't believe it's been 15 years 
already! Philippe and I had our first baby 
on November 11, 1995. His name is Jean- 
Philippe and he is well worth the wait. 
Philippe and I will be married 11 years in 
April. Give my regards to Karla, Kim, 
Kitty and Sue." ▼ Sherman Horton sent 
me a letter detailing all that he has been 
up to. He has been working for over five 
years for a company called ColorAge in 
Billerica. He is a product manager 
responsible for overseeing the develop- 
ment and marketing efforts for the 
company's line of network print servers. 
On the personal side, Sherm writes, "I 
have been married five years to my wife 
Lynn. We met at summer camp in 1980 
(yes, while I was at GDA!) and were 
married after quite a few years of being 
good friends. We have a son Bradford, 
who is almost two now. He is quite tall, 
very healthy and a joy to be around. We 
moved to a cute little house in 
Chelmsford in 1993 and are still adjusting 
to life in the burbs." Sherm regrets that 
because of a family wedding, he will not 
be able to come to Reunion. However, he 
hopes we have a great turnout and would 
love an update on the Farmhouse crew — 
Mike Menyhart, Pete Laventis, Sergio, 
Mark Whitney, Lou Arvenities, Doug 
Barrett and others. ▼ Both of the 
Morison brothers checked in with some 
news. Andy Morison wrote that he 
enjoyed working the phonathon, "raising 
big $$$ for GDA. Spoke with Keller, 
Larry Schwartz, Chris Teel, Eric Adell and 
many others! Had a great time!" Andy is 
still living in Boston and hopes to see 
everyone at Reunion. ▼ Mike Morison's 
wife Glo wrote, "Here's our big news: 
Olivia Lane Morison was born on January 
13, 1996, bringing much joy and little 
sleep! Everyone, including big sister 
Sidney, is doing well." Also of note, Mike 
finished his M.B.A. at Kellogg in Decem- 
ber, just in time to help with Olivia!" T 
Stephen Oldf ield writes that it is 
unlikely that he will be able to make it to 
the 15th Reunion, but sends best wishes 
to all his old classmates. If any of you 
plan to travel to the U.K., he would love 
to hear from you. Stephen is very busy 
with work as a senior manager with 
Coopers and Lybrand and thoroughly 



The Archon - Spring 1996 43 



Class Notes 



enjoys fatherhood (Joshua, two years). T 
Well, that about covers the news I've 
received. As always, thank you for 
staving in touch. I look forward to seeing 
evervone at Reunion! 



'82 



Nancy Lord Wickwire 

Secretarv 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, XH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 



Bob Low actually sent his card in for the 
last issue, but missed the deadline. He 
writes, "Taught at Cardigan Mountain 
School summer session and coached 
lacrosse camp. Went to Scott Holloway's 
wedding in Bar Harbor, ME. Still 
teaching at Holderness School in Xew 
Hampshire. Our soccer team made the 
Xew England playoffs! Hello to class- 
mates!" ▼ Christopher Swenson also 
missed the deadline for the February 
issue. He wrote, "My wife Priscilla and I 
are still living in Xewtonville, MA. I now 
work at Fidelity Capital (venture capital) 
as an analyst in the Telecommunications 
Group. Erica (Norton) Lewis and her 
husband Craig and her two children 
Hannah and Cameron live in the same 
area and we see them quire often." ▼ 
Will Friend faxed a long letter. This may 
be his first contribution to The Archon, 
and he's already planning on our 15th 
Reunion. Will is the manager of the yacht 
yard in Gloucester. His wife Maryann 
had a baby girl on January 20, 1995. He 
writes, "We are loving life as parents. 
The first six weeks were the toughest, as 
Emily had night and day confused. Being 
the typical parent, desperate for sleep, I 
used to put her in the car at about 11 p.m. 
and take her for a drive to get her to 
sleep. Our favorite route was from our 
house in Hamilton up to GDA, where I 
would give her a midnight tour starting 
at the Farmhouse. I have already warned 
her that if she is ever a boarder at GDA, 
the Pierce Hall fire escape will have to be 
removed for her protection." He sends 
congratulations to all other new parents 
in the class. (There are a big bunch of us 
all of a sudden!) ▼ Will had a nice catch- 
up conversation with Karen McKinney- 
Jantzen, who is happv and healthv and 
back in Hopkinton. Apparently Karen 
passed on a rumor to Will that Martha 
and I spend too much time together, since 
my son was conceived at Martha's 
wedding and born on her birthday. I will 
neither confirm nor deny this rumor, 
pt to say that the dates are mere 



coincidence and, in any event, of all the 
people I spent too much time with, 
Martha certainly wasn't the one who 
caused the birth of Ed. ▼ Will had some 
news about other MIAs. Anna Lisa 
Tornberg owns a five-star restaurant in 
Gloucester. She's also the chef! Jenny 
Hayes is an artist and lives in Rockport. 
Johnnie Egan is married, and he and his 
wife Dawn have a little boy (Johnnie IV, 
August 1995) and they live in Weston, CT. 
T Will adds that he would love to hear 
from or about John Parker, Paula Veale 
and Ted Larned. He also wishes Karen 
McKinney a happy eighth birthday. (She 
was a leap year baby). T More babies: 
Karen Matzner-Chinca writes, "I had a 
beautiful babv in May 1995. I am 
enjoving motherhood and plan on going 
back to work part-time in March. I will 
be working as a marketing consultant for 
a large hospital group in the Boston area. 
Congrats to the other class of '82 parents! 
▼ Heather (Vickers) Ryan does not have 
a new baby, but she and husband Joe 
have moved to Hamilton, MA, and 
should give Will Friend a call. (Or vice 
versa). Her number is (508) 468-2283. ▼ 
John Krigbaum did not write, but we got 
a card that says, "Because John is out of 
the country, I am writing for him. John is 
in Borneo, Malaysia, gathering data for 
his doctoral dissertation in physical 
anthropology and archeology. He intends 
to complete his Ph.D. in the next couple 
of vears. He is also engaged to be 
married (to me!). The date of the wed- 
ding is September 7, 1996. Hopefully he 
will be back bv then!" Nice to meet vou, 
Ms. Soon-to-be-married-to-Kriggy! Bring 
your husband to the Reunion next year, 
so we can all meet you in person. T 
Barbara Mackay-Smith Martin (I actually 



think she may have dropped one or two 
of those names because her card just savs 
Barbara M-S Martin) is a verv busv 
person. "My husband Jean-Francois 
Martin and I co-own and manage a 30- 
seat bakery /cafe in Berryville, VA. In 
addition, I fly domestic routes as a flight 
attendant with United Airlines and 
continue to write travel and feature 
articles for various newspapers and 
magazines. Any and all visitors to the 
Shenendoah Valley should give me a 
call." ▼ Nancy Wickwire's husband 
Andy is leaving the practice of law and 
pursuing an M.B.A. this fall. So we will 
be living on my cushy public defender 
salary for a while. Ed is big and healthy 
and happy and not walking yet, but 
probably by the time this gets printed, he 
will be. I see Martha, Alison and Heather 
fairlv often, and they are all well. I would 
like to organize a shindig for Friday night 
of our Reunion Weekend, either at 
someone's house who lives near GDA 
(Will???? Got much room there?) or 
mavbe there is a conveniently located 
motel with function room or something. 
Anvone with ideas or who's interested in 
working on it, give me a call! 



'83 

'84 



Caroline S. Krause 

Secretarv 

242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 777-2801 

Cathleen A. Rilev 

Scerbo 

Secretary 

360 High Street 
Hampton, NH 03842 
(603) 926-4079 
scerbo@bluefin.net 



L.A. Friends: 

Stephanie 
McFaddin Hill '83 
(left), Roger Hill 
and Gwen 
Alexander look 
over the GDA 
admissions catalog 
during the January 
reception. 




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In Los Angeles: Kathleen and Charlie 
Cashin '84 pose together at the GDA 
reception in January. 

Betsy Tuthill Farrell writes that life has 
been really hectic for her. She is still at 
the UMass president's office, which is 
exciting but always demanding. She and 
her husband are living in West Newbury. 
Glad to hear from you again, Betsy. T 
Elizabeth Kimball Williams writes that 
she is planning a trip west to The States 
again this summer. Dan and I would love 
to have you and the Watts and any other 
takers for a barbecue. We had great fun 
last year hosting with all the new ones 
running around. This year I hear Alan 
Williams will also be joining them for the 
family trip to Maine. We look forward to 
seeing you all. ▼ Harry Taormina has 
found his way to the internet! He is now 
in Norfolk, VA, working for a builder and 
developer managing the construction of 
apartments, retirement homes and some 
commercial buildings. He writes that he 
likes what he's doing as he gets to be in 
the sun and meet lots of interesting 
people. Harry was discharged from the 
Marines in November as a "staff sargeant 
with a chestful of ribbons." Both he and 
his mother are sleeping better at night, as 
are the rest of us who were thinking of 
you during the Gulf War days. I sure 
miss those college days, when the one 
GDA classmate I got to visit with occa- 
sionally was you! Glad to hear you are 
doing well (and out of the armed forces!). 
▼ Michael Graf is engaged! He met his 
fiancee in architecture school. ▼ Chris- 
tine Romboletti sent me lots of great 
news regarding her new job. In Decem- 
ber, she started as the Information Center 
Director at the National Association of 
Convenience Stores (NACS). She sent 
along a terrific writeup from NACS, 
welcoming her and outlining her impres- 
sive background. NACS is an interna- 
tional trade association representing 3,200 
members from 65,000 stores worldwide. 
Three weeks after starting her new job, 
Christine, husband Brian and Jefferson 



(their beloved dog!) were busy unpacking 
in their new home in Alexandria, VA. 
Congratulations and good luck!! T 
Finally, Dan and I have had a reasonably 
quiet winter so far, mostly because I have 
been sleeping since December. We are 
expecting baby number two in August, 
and I am just now (March) starting to feel 
human again. Sean is talking and 
growing so much now, we have stopped 
referring to him as "the baby." Just in 
time, I suppose. Work has been very 
hectic for both of us. There are too many 
computer problems/projects and not 
enough time in the day! Hope everyone 
is well. Please write soon and often. 



'85 



Nathalie E. Ames 

Secretary 

2355 N. Commonwealth 

Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(312) 880-5614 



Spring is definitely in the air! Thanks for 
the great response from everyone. ▼ 
Chris Chance is still in Syracuse, has 
completed her M.S. and is working 
toward her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. 
She has heard from Rob Cloutier and 
Denny Gately recently. Rob is enjoying 
his emergency medicine residency in 
Philadelphia and Denny is looking for 
post-docs. T Elizabeth Bertelsen writes, 
"I've been working as a stock broker in 
sunny Sarasota, FL, for the past two 
years. I really like living in Florida, but I 
miss San Diego and hope to move back 
there in a few years." ▼ This seems to be 
a baby year! Big congratulations go out 
to four more proud parents! ▼ Andrew 
Menyhart writes, "On February 24, 1996, 
Lissa and I had our second child. This 
time it's a girl! Her name is Alexa Nicole 
Menyhart. If anyone is in the Central 
Florida area, please call." ▼ Kate 
Appleton Fitzpatrick writes, "My 
husband John and I have a new member 
of the family. Our little girl, Emily 
Appleton Fitzpatrick, was born on 
January 18, 1996. She is not only a ton of 
work and fun, but beautiful, too. (Of 
course our unbiased opinion!)" T Alex 
Konovalchik writes, "My wife Sheila and 
I are the proud parents of Andrew John 
Konovalchik, born January 23, 1996. He 
is our first child, and we are blissfully 
enjoying our new roles of mom & dad!" 
▼ Katrina Russo Ramsey called to tell 
me she and her husband Steve have a 
new addition to their family. Their 
daughter, Eleanor Katherine Ramsey, was 
born on February 23, 1996. Katrina is 
looking forward to her six months 
maternity leave to spend time with her 
children. T Sean Fleming is living in 



Madison, WI. He has a job at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin as an assistant profes- 
sor. At the moment, he is dividing his 
time between research and teaching. "It's 
a lot of work, but I really enjoy it," he 
writes. ▼ Kelly Vandal is living in 
Haverhill, MA, and is working for 
Victoria's Secret in Salem, NH. She is also 
getting married on August 19, 1996. T 
Speaking of getting married, Anna (Hill) 
Gerry writes, "I just finished school for 
sports and therapeutic massage and am 
practicing in Newburyport. On Septem- 
ber 2, 1995, 1 was married to Mark Gerry. 
We flew over Plum Island, saying our 
vows, and wound up in Nantucket for 
dinner. I never thought getting married 
could be so much fun! I'd love to hear 

from you Weasel and Dinah!" T "I am 
still living in Columbus, OH, and 
working for Jones, Reavis & Pogue as a 
lawyer," writes Jeffrey Taft. "Although 
you may disagree, life in the Midwest is 
not like life in the East. The people are 
too friendly." Jeffrey is interested in the 
progress of Sean Mahoney and Ben 
Armstrong's video stores, and he 
forwarded information about the next 
two people. T David Kagan had a 
difficult December. A mill next to his 
company, Century Box Co., burned down 
and caused damage to his building and 
stopped production for a month. Things 
are now getting back on track, and he 
hopes to expand his company this spring. 
David also has a cute golden retriever 
puppy named Gus. ▼ I have not heard 
from Barry Newman, but Jeff Taft 
forwarded a picture of Barry and his 
father in an advertisement for Norman 
Newman's Discount Furniture Ware- 
house in Haverhill, MA. How is busi- 
ness, Barry?" T Becky Chase Werner 
writes, "Mike, Matthew and I just got 
back from the East Coast, where Mike's 
folks got to meet Matthew for the first 
time. Nothing new except... I love 
motherhood!" ▼ Dinah Daley writes, "I 
just returned from a family ski vacation in 
Jackson Hole. The conditions were 
amazing! I've been busy training for the 
Boston Marathon. It should be a great 
event, especially because it is the 100th 
running. All is well and wet in Seattle. I 
look forward to a sunny summer!" ▼ 
Dan Carlson writes, "Our Christmas 
present arrived a little late this year; he 
came a day late with a stork! Charles 
Bayard Carlson born, December 26, six 
pounds, nine ounces, 10 1/2 inches. The 
newest Carlson will go by the name 
Bayard (pronounced Baird), which is an 
old English name shared with my uncle 
Bayard. The name Charles comes from a 
very old Carlson tradition in which 



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Class Notes 




Friends of the bride: 

Members of GDA's 
Class of '86 gather for 
Kimberly (Carey) 
Rochford's wedding in 
August. From left, they 
are Lee Hayman, Hedi 
Dur, Julie Adams, 
Carey (Quinn) Girolami, 
Jennifer (Grimes) 
Dupre and Kim 
Mooney. 



children are named Charles but go by 
their middle name. My brother is Charles 
David, his father is Charles Richard and 
his grandfather was Charles Harold. We 
are not sure as to why this tradition 
exists, but since traditions are best 
maintained, and since David mav die 
single, we now have a Charles Bayard. 
Like his older brother Nicholas, who is 
also named after two prominent men, 
Bayard will have a lot to live up to to 
keep his namesakes happy. Nick is 
growing like a weed. He is 14 months 
old now, and has been walking since he 
turned ten months, which makes him 
very hard to keep up with now. He is 
best of friends with me and loves riding 
in his red wagon, raking leaves, mowing 
the yard, racing off to Yardbird's, playing 
basketball (which makes me very happy) 
and whatever else 'men' do together. 
He's quite interested in his baby brother 
Bayard and offers him his bottle when- 
ever he has one. To help pay for all these 
bottles, I took a new job early in the year. 
I am now working at RCM Capital 
Management on the equity trading desk. 
RCM is a very quality firm, and I couldn't 
be happier with company and the job. 
Outside of work, I still play as much 
basketball as possible — my team won a 
Marin County league last winter — and 
get in as many rounds of golf as my life 
(or wife) allows. Outside of Bayard, the 
highlight of this year was a round of golf 
at Pebble Beach. The one other exciting 
piece of news from 1995 is that we 
moved. To avoid the fog and crowds of 
the city, we jumped ship over the Golden 
bridge to Marin County. We love 
v house, and we know you all 



will, too, when you see it — which you 
will, because AT&T filmed a piece of their 
next national commercial on our front 
porch the week after we moved into the 
house. It should air sometime after the 
first of the year." ▼ My life has been 
moving along smoothly. I received my 
real estate license in mid-February and 
completed four transactions my first two 
weeks! I hope it continues at this pace for 
a while. I will be moving to my own 
place the end of April. I'm the proud new 
owner of a three-bedroom, two-bathroom 
apartment. My new address will be: 2337 
N. Commonwealth Avenue, Apt. IE, 
Chicago, IL 60614. (As you can tell, I am 
not moving very far — one building 
south.) My daughter Laura is doing 
extremely well. She is happy with the 
warmer weather because she loves to 
spend time outside at the park and zoo. 
My best to you all! 



'86 



Jennifer L. Dupre 

Secretary 

33R Yale Avenue 

Wakefield, MA 01880 

(617)245-9646 

dupre. ©dmasmrp. 

dma. state, ma. us 



10th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Hedi Dur hopes to see a great turnout at 
Reunion '96. She is looking forward to 
seeing how people have changed and 
wonders if there will be any babies at the 
Reunion. T Carey Girolomi writes that 
she finished her master's degree in 
teaching. She will now be participating 



in a mentor training program funded by 
her school district. It will certify her to be 
a mentor for a new teacher or a supervi- 
sor for a student teacher. ▼ Beau Jones is 
working for a real estate investment 
company in Boston and is going to 
Babson's graduate school at night. He 
used to live with Noah Wendler, but has 
not seen him much since he started 
writing for Party of Five. He is looking 
forward to the 10th! ▼ Mosa Kaleel 
writes that he is living happily in Los 
Angeles. Mosa says, "I am still climbing 
the entertainment industry steps. I'm 
finally making a living on it, but have 
miles and miles to go." Mosa saw Cres 
Heasley over the holidays and reports 
that Cres looks great, is married and is 
currently attending U.Va. Medical School. 
Mosa also keeps in touch with Eric 
Krukonis and his wife Susan. Eric is 
close to obtaining his Ph.D. from Tufts. T 
Kim (Carey) Rochford writes that she 
and her husband Dale got caught in 
Hurricane Felix on their honeymoon in 
Bermuda last August. They recently 
moved to Newton, MA, and enjoy living 
there. She is looking forward to Reunion 
and to Kim Mooney's wedding in 
August. ▼ Chris Twomey has been 
living the student life in Ithica with his 
fiance Nicole. Nicole is working toward 
her teaching certificate, while Chris has 
been in the Cornell M.B.A. program. 
They will be graduating in May and 
getting married on Block Island in 
September. Chris says, "I'm looking 
forward to the 10th Reunion and in 
particular watching George McCarthy 
give a repeat table dancing performance 
in the French Building. See you in June!" 
T Blake Underhill has started his own 
construction consulting business and has 
been able to get enough clients to keep 
busy. He recently saw Mike Jasse doing 
stand-up at the Comedy Connection in 
Boston. John Bailly and Alison Zweil 
were also there. He looks forward to 
seeing everyone at Reunion. ▼ Andrew 
Eaton and his wife Paige are proud to 
announce the birth of a son. Dillon 
Andrew Eaton was born October 1, 1995. 
T Anne Pollock Briggs writes that she 
will miss the Reunion as she and husband 
John will be traveling through Europe. 
She graduates from her M.B.A. program 
in May and is heading to Chemical Bank 
in New York City to join their corporate 
finance division. T Kimberly Mooney is 
getting married to Thomas McNulty on 
August 17. They are living in Columbus, 
OH, and she is completing her ophthal- 



46 The Archon - Spring 1996 



mology residency at Ohio State. She 
looks forward to seeing everyone at 
Reunion. 



'87 



Amy F. Mack 

Secretary 

16 Coleman Rd. 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(508) 463-3667 



Thank you to everyone who has written 
to me for this issue of The Archon. This 
has been the best response I've had in a 
long time. I'll take it as an indication of 
our 10th Reunion turnout in June of next 
year. If anyone believes that we are 10 
years out of GDA, let me know, because 
I'm having a little trouble with that 
concept myself. Anyway you're all tuned 
in for news, so here it is. ▼ Shanie 
Halpern lives!!! We found her, and I hope 
we don't lose her again before the 10th, 
especially because she writes that she is 
going to school for massage therapy in 
Bolder, CO. We very well may need her 
services in June '97. She says she hopes 
to get to Reunion, so anyone who is in 
touch with her work on changing that 
"hope" to "absolutely will be there." T 
Also from out west, great news from Nate 
Greene, who is engaged to Megan Hiller. 
They live together in Montana, and Nate 
works at Blue Cross and Blue Shield and 
is working on a master's degree in public 
administration at the University of 
Montana. We may also need some of his 
insurance policies at Reunion. I hope you 
and your wife can make it, Nate. We'd 
love to see you! T Jennifer Griffin has 
gotten a book contract with Henry Holt & 
Co. She describes it as a "guide to living 
high on the hog while being down in the 
mouth." It will be published in the 
spring of 1997. Watch for it in stores near 
you! ▼ Karen Kagan is busy teaching 
and traveling; last stop was Vienna, I 
believe. T Kris Kobialka is "holding 
down scathing scads of jobs, feeling the 
winter ick and waiting for Godot." ▼ 
Rob Delena spends his days, and some 
nights, with Tesda, Hurwitz and 
Thibedeault. ▼ Pam Chase had lots of 
news crammed on her postcard: She has 
just been skiing in Vermont for school 
vacation week (she's a teacher), where 
she recovered from handling first and 
second graders (bless you, Pam). She's 
engaged and saving for a house (sneakily 
she buried this little nugget of news); and 
she saw pregnant Anita Russo Bartschat, 
who is due in May and doing great, at 
Heather Moore's wedding. ▼ Anita 
writes that it was good to see David and 
Boomer Moore, Dave Miller, Ben Will- 
iams, Charity Lombardi, Heather 



Hinrichs and Jill Packard at the wedding. 
She is looking forward to '97 and our 10th 
Reunion! T Ann Blair also announces 
her engagement to Jonathan Silvers, 
whom she'll marry on the West Coast this 
summer. ▼ Jeff Katz, another wedding 
bell-ringer, is still working at Fidelity as a 
systems analyst and is looking forward to 
his October marriage to Jennie, whom we 
all met at Reunion in '92, and hope to see 
again in '97! Huge congrats to all of you 
who are starting to make all of us single 
folks look lazy and/or crabby! ▼ Jeff 
Ashworth writes from Florida that he 
will soon be heading back up north to 
Beantown (he must have missed all the 
snow), but in the meantime he's been 
having some fun in Vail, where he ran 
into Airin Brown '88. T Cris 
Dobrosielski assures us that life in San 
Diego is good, as if we couldn't have 
guessed, but that he is very busy. Cris 
teaches elementary school, coaches cross- 
country, track and field and lifeguards on 
Lajolla beach in his spare time. Cris, can 
you find time for Reunion? Maybe you 
can jog out here with one of your teams. 
Also from Cris: "Chris Whynot, where 
are you? Call me. (GDA has the num- 
ber.)" T Peter Barton has been chosen to 
officiate fencing competitions at both the 
Olympics and the World Cup. Yes, Peter, 
pretty cool! ▼ The following tidbits I've 
gathered myself, so I cannot promise 
much accuracy. I spotted Andy Noel '88 
during a Bruins TV break, where he was 
accepting a huge check for his winning 
mini one-on-one team. He looked 
extremely coach-like! T I ran into Paula 
McCarthy and Amy Goldstein at Loon 
Mountain, and they are doing just dandy, 
except Amy had just wrenched her neck 
and was pretty miserable, but she wasn't 
worried because she's landed herself a 
chiropractor fiancee. Her free health care 
is scheduled to start in July (wedding). 
Paula is living and working in Boston, 
but I think she misses San Francisco. ▼ 
Most recently, I had the pleasure of 
spending the day skiing with Andy 
Rockwell, his girlfriend Vivian (a saint), 
his condo-mate Greg (scheduled for 
canonization in April) and Jimmy ("Taco" 
is out, "Jimmy" is in) Andriotakis (not a 
saint by any stretch of the imagination). 
To clarify, the "pleasure" I am referring to 
was not Rocky or Jimmy's company, but 
the six hours I spent in Rocky's latest 
adventure: A 1984 Suburban. Yes, as in 
vehicle/truck/monster/beast. The thing 
is enormous, and, as Andy described it to 
me, "I won't kid you, it's not pretty," but 
it's truly a classic. I hope this addition to 
Rocky's family makes it to Reunion, as it 
is truly a sight to see. T Lucy Armstrong 
is doing well, working hard at M.F.S. and 




taking great vacations, and is busy 
keeping me sane (I've recently moved 
home with my parents), as is Kristen 
Labrie, who is renovating a house in 
Newburyport. Renovating is a bit off, 
she's essentially re-building the thing, but 
is doing a great job, and is just loving it! 
T As for me, I finished my M.A. in art 
history in December, moved back to 
GDAville in February, and have been 
hired as an Editorial Assistant at 
McGraw-Hill in Boston. Yes, there seems 
to be life after graduate school, though 
it's a bit bewildering at first. Since 
February, I've been putting my art 
historical training to use by working with 
Jenn Todd at Medtronic Interventional 
Vascular as a Purchasing Coordinator 
(Medtronic makes catheters for heart 
surgery: see the connection....). Jenn is 
doing very well, but working much too 
hard, taking classes for her M.B.A. and 
keeping Medtronic up and running. 
That's about it for now, which isn't bad, 
now is it? Take care, everyone, and mark 
your calendars now for June 1997! 



Erika J. Sayewich 

Secretary 

811 President Street 

Brooklyn, NY11215 

(718) 399-8739 

eqs9974@is.nyu.edu 



Andy Noel writes that he is having a 
great winter season at Cardigan as the 
Assistant Admissions Director and men's 
hockey coach. He's preparing to take his 
team to Sweden and Finland in March 
and sends his best to Chris D'Orio, 
Derek Sullivan, Alex Moody and Martin 
LaCroix, whom he has spoken to recently. 
▼ Nancy Hough is engaged to be 
married this August on the top of 
Snowmass Mountain in Colorado. She 
has resigned her position at Youth SAFE 
Residential Treatment Center to attend 
graduate school for her masters in agency 
counseling, marriage and family therapy. 
She hopes to work as a school counselor 
and coach on the side. Nancy is also the 
proud owner of her own home and can 
be reached at 306 Scott Avenue, Fort 
Collins, CO 80521. T Archer desCognets 
would love to hear from anyone. He's 
currently working in Boston for an 
advertising agency and living at home in 
Lincoln, MA. His number is listed. T 
Matt Caron is still in Poughkeepsie at the 
Kildonan School, teaching history and 
running a dorm. He drove through GDA 
over Christmas break and spoke with 
Peter and Dottie Bragdon and Larry and 
Jane Piatelli. T I am in my second year of 
law school at New York University and 
will be spending the summer at Hale and 



The Archon - Spring 1996 47 



Class Notes 



Dorr in Boston. I hope to see some of you 
around Boston this summer. T James L. 
Yawn IV has been working on a crisis 
management team at a school for severely 
emotionally disturbed children. He will 
be returning to Loyola University in April 
to continue his studies toward his 
master's in social work. He hopes to 
obtain a clinical license and work with 
both individuals and families. ▼ Carrie 
(Walton) Penner loves living in northern 
California and pursuing her graduate 
studies at Stanford. She reports that the 
winter weather out there is "great!" Last 
January she saw Jenny Petschek and 
Meganne Murphy at a GDA reception in 
San Francisco. 



'89 



Kristin A. Brown 
Secretary 
One Elm Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 462-0752 
brown@gda.org 



Heather Mosher: "Hello, everyone! I 
graduated from the Rhode Island School 
of Design in 1993 with a B.F.A. in 
illustration, then I took a few months off 
and ran around Europe. Tossed around 
many ideas of what I wanted to do with 
my life and decided on the wonderful 
world of feature films. My boyfriend and 
I moved to N.Y.C. in February, and I have 
worked on three films, four music videos 
and a few commercials as a set decorator. 
I love it! I also got to be an extra in a few 
films, which was fun." 



'90 



Robin A. Remick 
145 4th Avenue #4H 
New York, NY 10003 
(212) 353-0303 

Lori I. Weener 
331 Garden Street #2 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
(201) 714-7395 



Thanks to everyone who wrote in. If any 
of you missed the deadline, write me 
anytime, and I'll put your news in the 
next issue. I am anxiously awaiting my 
first year law school exams and the 
upcoming summer. T Alyssa Huber is 
still doing well and plans to attend 
Northeastern Law School in the fall. T 
Kristin Morgan is living in Boston with 
friends. She's in the interior design 
program at the Boston Architectural 
center and working for Arrowstreet 



Architects. She also reports on seeing 
Kathryn DiNanno over the holidays. ▼ 
Daniel Kaplan is in Israel until summer 
with Project Otzma, where he works with 
Israeli youth and helps them learn 
English. He plans on going back to 
school for an advanced degree in Eco- 
nomics. ▼ Jason Twomey is a financial 
advisor in Boston at Donaldson, Lifkin & 
Jenrette. He still sees Jason McLoy '89 
and Kara Moheban '88 often and saw 
Mike Kalil in Florida over Christmas. ▼ 
Jeffrey Leggette graduates this May with 
a B.S. degree in business, concentrating 
on accounting. Also, he works as a 
laboratory processor. His girlfriend of 
three and a half years works there with 
him. He reports that he enjoyed the 
Reunion and he still keeps in touch with 
Don Conley, Bob Foster '89, Ike Suggs, 
Kursten Burns '88 and Kimani Jones '92. 
He would like to hear from Chad Harlow, 
Todd Dixon, Brian Arrington '89, Andre 
Sheffield '92, David Dunwell '88 and 
Adam and Tyler Robinson '89. Jeff also 
wants Don Conley's new address. I'm 
not sure how current my address list is, 
so please reach Jeff if you know this 
information. T Danielle Kealler lives in 
Brookline and works for American 
Council for International Studies (ACIS) 
in Boston. Her job requires some travel, 
which she is enjoying. Recently, she went 
to South Africa for two weeks with her 
boyfriend. ▼ Paul Salemme is an 
investment broker at H.J. Meyers & Co. 
▼ Jason Male is the President of Internet 
Technologies Group, Inc. in Cambridge, 
MA. He can be reached at jam@itg.net. 



▼ Michael Yeagley works in D.C. as an 
account manager in commercial markets 
for Liberty Mutual. He hopes everyone 
gives generously to the Class of '90s 
Annual Fund at GDA. T On that note, I 
spoke at length with Dave Beatty when 
he called for the phonathon. He has a 
supervisor position at Putnam Invest- 
ments and lives in West Roxbury. He told 
me about the goings-on with the follow- 
ing people: Jess Tippo lives in Medford 
and plans to attend culinary school soon. 
She is also married now! Pete Scott is in 
the enviable position of living in Key 
West, FL, and working the bar at Fat 
Tuesday's Daiquiri Bar. Artie Zweil 
works at BayBank; Dave Beatty ran into 
him at a Jimmy Buffet concert. Scott 
Lauder is in Newburyport, working at 
Fleet Bank in trade services. Jodi 
Packard lives in Portsmouth and works at 
a graphic design company there. 



91 



Nicole F. LaTour 

Secretary 

25 Marion Street, #31 

Brookline, MA 02146 

(617) 566-5099 



5th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



I 



Spring is coming, or so I'm told, and, 
with that news in mind, so is Reunion. ▼ 
Cathy Burgess and I have been attempt- 
ing to get organized. Cathy has been 
very busy at Fidelity Investments and has 
also moved into Boston. T Toby Levine 
is back in Boston after a lengthy stay in 



A King and a 
Headmaster: 

Peter Bragdon 
poses with L.A. 
Kings General 
Manager Rogie 
Vachon P'90 at 
GDAs Los Angeles 
Reception, held at 
the Riviera Country 
Club in January. 




48 The Archon - Spring 1996 




Class of '89: Kristin 
Brown, Ashley 
Newbert and Jen 
Ashare catch up 
during the meeting of 
the Greater Boston 
Alumni Alliance. 



Costa Rica and is also looking to find a 
place in Boston soon. T Also back on the 
East coast is Leah Colangelo. I'm so 
excited that she's back, even though I'm 
sure it's only temporary. T Mike Aron 
wrote me that he had just returned from 
another Mardi Gras and hopes that next 
year he will see someone there from 
GDA. Mike loves U.Va. and hopes he can 
see some people before Reunion. His 
number in Charlottesville is (804) 296- 
5440. T Brian Novelline and Dave 
Corbett have settled themselves in the 
Chicago area. Dave is working at United 
Airlines, and Brian just started a job with 
a real estate investment firm. They just 
saw Andy Tanton, who came through 
town on his way out to Beaver Creek, CO, 
after having just graduated. Brian has 
been in touch with Catherine Tuthill, 
who continues to take N.Y.C. in stride, 
and Phil Gatchell who just got his band 
going in Albany and is also working at a 
bank. T Lt. Andrew Mack U.S.M.C. 
writes, "Two more months here at T.B.S. 
in Quantico, VA, then on May 17th I 
report to Pensacola, FL, for flight school. 
Looking forward to fun in the sun for 18 
months. It's been a long cold winter 
learning to be an infantry officer in the 
Marine Corps." He's looking forward to 
Reunion (if he can make it). We all hope 
so, Lt. Mack!! ▼ I heard from Dede 
Simons (finally; yeah, I've missed you!). 
She's living in Atlanta, finishing up at 
Emory and will be receiving a degree in 
ecology and education. ▼ Ruby Van 
Loan is busy in Burlington, working at 
Fletcher Allen Healthcare full-time as a 
social work intern, and really enjoying it. 
Ruby also spoke with Andre Sheffield, 
who is finishing up at Colgate and might 
make an appearance at Reunion. T 
Chuck Rodman and Mia Lindenfelzer 
both continue to plug away at their law 
studies in Boston and D.C., respectively. 
▼ Stratton Newbert took a trip out West 
and went skiing with Bence Oliver. T 
Easton Craft has been working on 
various projects and also made a trip out 
West. T I literally ran into Bethany 



Stewart in Boston, and she is working at 
an office downtown but thinking about 
graduate school. She keeps in touch with 
Liza Loughman, who is finishing up at 
Emerson College, and with Brienne 
Bourne, who is an apprentice to a pastry 
chef on the North Shore. I hope that 
spring will bring great things for every- 
one. Keep in touch, and see you all 
soon!!! 



'92 



Joshua C. Lappin 

Secretary 

300 Pultney Street 

Box H2828 

Geneva, NY 14456 

lappin@hws.edu 



It is a very busy time for the Class of '92, 
and there is much to report. T Chris 
Ruggiero writes that he is in the middle 
of a very successful hockey season at 
Connecticut College, where his team 
actually has a decent chance of making 
the playoffs. Other than that, Chris has 
been busy with student teaching, which is 
tiring and difficult (I know how you feel, 
Rugg) and he is planning on traveling 
cross country at the end of May. T Colin 
Nix is still at Colorado University and is 
planning on working as a "fluffier" on 
the sets of provocative and experimental 
films in L.A. this summer. ▼ Heather 
Iram is busy with her E.M.T. class and 
rugby team, which actually won a game, 
and is still trying to figure out what she 
will be doing this summer. Heather is 
currently in the middle of finishing her 
honors project. ▼ Over the holidays, I 
received a note from Jed Murdoch, who 
wrote of an uneventful summer of 
landscaping work in Vermont. Recently 
Jed has had three of his photos published 
and is currently starting a blues band in 
which he plays the guitar. T Over the 
winter break, I had the chance to catch up 
with Erin Elwell, Sally Simpkins, 
Brooke Whiting and Steve Scully, as well 
as a number of other alumni/ae from the 
Class of '93. Steve is busy with his bio 
stuff at B.C. and reports that he spends 



most of his time working diligently in the 
lab. Sally is contemplating the idea of 
staying in St. Louis this summer to do 
research with the graduate studies 
program at Washington University. Erin 
dropped me a note recently informing me 
that she is well into her senior slide and is 
enjoying a lifestyle of irresponsible 
behavior. T All is well in Wolfland for 
Cristina Morse, who is going about 
business as usual. T I also got a chance 
to meet up with Pete Costello at the GDA 
holiday gathering in Boston this past 
December. Pete is enjoying B.U. and will 
be going away this winter to Miami, 
where he will be working on the set of 
MTV's The Real World 5. (See, the letter 
really did work!) T Jackie Hogan writes, 
"I'm working on a dissociative identity 
disorder pilot study in the research 
department of a psychiatric hospital after 
graduating from Hopkins in the spring 
(thank God). I'm planning to continue at 
the National Institutes of Mental Health 
for at least a year. Then I will apply to 
medical school and escape the 
Baltimorans. More importantly, I miss 
the closeness of my good friends — the 
girls — and am hoping to see them over 
break. Also, I wish Ali would write to 
me. E-mail? smackie@jhuix.hcf.jhu.edu." 
▼ Patric Gervais writes that he and 
Martin Laperriere '93 did a bit of work 
for Mr. Ceglarski this past winter. Patric 
is still working and would like to know 
what is going on with Todd Spain and 
Chris Rhodes. T Amy Daniels is having 
a great time in her last semester at 
Lafayette, where she is planning to apply 
for teaching and coaching jobs at private 
schools. Amy is also thinking about 
going the route of publishing. T Miles 
Van Rensselaer writes, "Checked in with 
Timothy. Slept on the floor with Queen 
Brave Lion, but still no word on the 
Alaskan doctor? Carving enormous 
hickory trees into tribal warriors with 
boar's tusk and writing horrible poetry to 
squeeze out two degrees in May. Hoping 
to return to Indonesia on a Watson 
Fellowship. Will hear in March." Miles 
also states that he is still largely disgusted 
with American culture. T Carolyn 
Mclnnis is also in the middle of a senior 
slide but is also looking into jobs in New 
York City. This spring break, Carolyn is 
going to Key West. T Candice Denby, 
Tara Ryan and Saundra Watson '93 
collectively sent me one postcard in 
which they wrote that they are planning a 
trip to Puerto Vallarta, where they will 
meet up with Nick Tibbits. They have 
seen Mike Holbrook and Keith Moody 
lately. Cassie Wicks reported to them 
that she met up with Hopeless (Ted 
Capeless). The girls also met up with 



The Archon - Spring 1996 49 



Class Notes 



Amy Daniels for Saundra's 21st birthday, 
and spoke to Eric Lacroix '90, who is 
"killing people" in L.A. (I think this is a 
reference to hockey.) They also see 
Danielle Dupre often and are waiting to 
hear back from Mike Ray '93. T I 
received a rather long letter from Javier 
Braun, who has much to report. He is 
finishing his last semester in college and 
is planning on working in a bank or in 
the stock market in the near future. At 
the moment, Javier is finishing construct- 
ing his own paddle tennis club with some 
friends of his. So far the club has 100 
members, and it is planning on having 
over 350 by the year's end. Javier sent me 
a catalogue of this club he started, and the 
thing looks amazing. I guess "Paddle 
Tennis" is along the side of the court to 
keep the ball in play Evidently this is a 
rising sport in South America. Javier 
would love to hear from Chris Nielson, 
Eliot Gardner and Jon Kazan jian T 
Chris Nielson wrote me a note on e-mail 
to say "hi." Things are going well for 
him at Rhode Island School of Design. T 
Grace Jeanes sent out a nice little note, 
thanking me for donating money. ▼ Gus 
Mergins is back at school after a year off 
and has once again become engrossed in 
college life. ▼ Joe Montminy has 
decided not to apply to law school this 
year and instead will travel to London 
over the summer where he will be 
involved in a number of law firm 
internships. T Jason Pierce is still living 
one day at a time in Colorado. ▼ And 
finally, Barry Hugo reports that he will be 
attending UMass Med School next year 
on a scholarship. ▼ As for me, I'm trying 
to find a job teaching. I just finished 
student teaching last term, which was 
easily the busiest time of my life. As far 
as graduation goes, I realize that there 
will be a lot of moving around within our 
graduating class. I encourage all of you 
to stay in contact and not to forget about 
your connection to GDA. In the mean- 
time, have a great spring. We deserve it. 



'93 



Saundra E. Watson 

Secretary 

Lesley College 

47 Oxford Street 

Box 270 

Cambridge, MA 02318 

(617)497-7334 



Hello, Class of '93! I am just getting back 
into the swing of things after ten days in 
the Bahamas. I am very cold and longing 
for the sun, but it is time to get back to 



GDA Stars Continue 

Their Winning Ways at UNH 



Two recent Governor 

IDummer Academy graduates played 
pivotal roles in the University of New 
Hampshire's March 10 quintuple- 
overtime win that claimed the Eastern 
Conference Athletic Conference and 
national women's ice hockey crowns. 

Tri-captain Lisa Widdecke '92 
and tournament MVP Brandy Fisher 
'94 played for the UNH Wildcats, who 
beat the Lady Friars of Providence 
College 3-2 in the longest hockey 
game in NCAA history. The game 
remained tied after regulation and 
four overtime periods. At five minutes 
and 35 seconds in the fifth overtime, a 
shot from UNH's Doris Caitlin 
caromed straight out to Fisher, who 
lifted the puck past Providence's 
goalie. The game-winning goal came 
after 145 minutes and 35 seconds of 
play. 

"Coach has preached all year 
on rebounds. I crashed the net and 
banged it in. Dottie's initial shot was 
key. It was the most incredible 
feeling," Fisher said. 

The Wildcats' season record 
to 24-5-2, marks the most wins that 
any UNH women's ice hockey team 
has earned in a season, besting last 
season's record of 23 wins. 



work. I was happy to receive a few 
surprise postcards from some long-lost 
friends. ▼ Cara Endyke is actually 
among the living! She says school is 
great and she is having fun. I guess that 
is why she hasn't written in a while. T 
Angela Ives transferred from Lafayette to 
Clemson last year and is loving it. She is 
wondering what ever happened to Archie 
and Karen F, so send in your next 
postcards so she knows what's going on 
with you guys. ▼ Dawn Morrill has 
decided on majoring in math and 
biology! She was extremely busy this fall, 
playing field hockey. Her team was 
ranked number 13 and given a bid to the 
N.C.A.A. tournament. Last spring, her 
lacrosse team also won the E.C.A.C. 
championship. I am jealous Dawn is still 
playing lacrosse, but happy her team is so 
good. Play hard this spring, Dawn! T 
Shirani Wickramasinghe is on co-op 
once again and living in Saratoga 
Springs, NY, working in a women's 



shelter. She sees Tyler Mahue '92 often 
and is enjoying being 21. T George 
Friedman is looking for Shirani, Josh Pike 
and Jason Benedict! His address is Apt. 
#303, 5032 Cantre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 
15213, (412) 621-6853. His e-mail address 
is gf28@andrew.cmu.edu. So please get in 
touch with him somehow. It sounds as if 
he would like to hear from you guys. T 
There are many of our classmates going 
abroad this semester, such as Use 
Abusamra, who spent a week in Texas, 
shadowing a law professor. She also has 
her hands full this semester teaching 
French to fifth graders. Use is going to 
Martinique to take a French class during 
short term for three weeks. T Kristen 
Hand's mother wrote that she spent the 
fall at New York University and will be in 
Western Samoa this semester. ▼ Dave 
Mollov had a great summer and first 
semester, interning at the Copley Plaza 
Hotel. He says that a recent trip to visit 
Mrs. Bragdon made him realize that he 
actually misses some of our classmates. 
We miss you, too, Dave! T Alessandra 
Muhawi is attending New York Univer- 
sity and living in the city. His phone 
number is (212) 725-6081 if you want to 
say "hi." T Jill Hindle is at her busiest. 
She is hoping to be camping in Idaho or 
Burlington this summer, but next fall she 
will be in New Zealand or Botswana. Jill 
is dancing again and having a good — 
but busy — time at Middlebury ▼ Lissa 
Murnane is doing well and having a 
great time at Tufts! She will be studying 
art history in France this summer. ▼ 
Coral Keith is also abroad this semester 
in Australia. I got to see her on a spur-of- 
the-moment trip to Boston with Shirani 
before she left. Coral says "hi" to 
everyone. T John Shea is living in 
Miami and majoring in radio-TV broad- 
casting at Miami-Dade Community 
College. He is interning at TV station 12. 
So if you're in the area, try to catch him 
on the news! T Kenseth Thibideau is 
still at Redlands, applying to the Johnston 
Center School of Individual study. He 
will be a liberal arts major, emphasizing 
in jazz music and film. Ken is also 
wondering if Tucker Trainor '92 still 
exists in the U.S. If you're out there, 
Tucker, please call Ken. ▼ Mark Ferrara 
is realizing that although he is enjoying 
college, it is flying by He has been back 
to GDA often to see his sister play, and he 
is recognizing fewer and fewer faces. ▼ I 
totally understand that. I am slowly 
getting back into the swing of things, 
daydreaming about what it will be like to 



The Archon - Spring 1996 



be a senior again. I am doing my 
internship at a residential home for 
adolescents who have been physically 
and sexually abused. It is draining and 
tough, but I love it. I am also still 
experiencing the new-found freedom of 
being 21! I hope the rest of the semester 
goes well and everybody is looking 
forward to some rest and relaxation this 



summer. 



'94 



Kristen L. Marvin 

Secretary 

2424 Pennsylvania Ave 

NW,#618 

Washington, DC 20037 

(202) 861-2931 

marv@gwis2.circ. 

gwu.edu 



Well, spring is finally here, and the class 
of 1994 is keeping busy. Here in Wash- 
ington, D.C., I've been spending most of 
my time filming and editing for my 
television class, which is really exciting. 
T I see Matt Prunier, even though he is 
busy with his classes and working over 
20 hours a week. ▼ Catherine Perry and 
I have hung out at some Georgetown 
parties. She spends a lot of time working 
at the hospital and with the Georgetown 
Emergency Medical Service, so she is 
happy to go to Mexico for spring break. 
T Jenn Mulloy is having a great time at 
the University of Virginia, where she is 
studying environmental science. When 
she is out of class, she has been doing 
some rock climbing and mountain biking. 
She was able to spend some time in North 
Carolina with Tim O'Keefe, who still 
really likes Davidson. T Jill Snee has 
been enjoying the 80-degree weather 
during Madri Gras and got the chance to 
see Mike Aron '91 on one of the floats. 
She says that school is really fun and that 
she hopes all is well with everyone else. 
▼ Noelia Kvaternik is doing well, still 
loving school even though the work is 
really hard. She's gotten to see a lot of 
people and says that pretty much 
everyone has kept in touch. T 
Everything's fine with Gerald Kean. His 
lacrosse team is ranked in the top 20 in 
the nation pre-season, and he says that 
Tau Kappa Epsilon is doing well. Gerald 
says that he keeps in touch with Tom 
Faulkner and Dan Vermeersch. T 
Seyong Shin is now attending Oxford 
University and says that he really likes it 
even though there's a lot of studying. He 
wants to get in touch with Elgin Stallard; 
so Elgin, if you want his address, it's 
Manchester College, Mansfield Road, 
Oxford OX13TD, United Kingdom. T 
Kurt Danielson sees Use Abusamra '93 



and Nicole Abdulla a lot. He's looking 
forward to the spring, when he will be 
sea kayaking around Maine for a geology 
class. His brother Erik Danielson '89 will 
be getting married in June. T Tom Collet 
has almost finished serving in the 
German army, and when he is finished 
will be going to Buenos Aires to work 
and learn Spanish. In September, he will 
start at the University in Maastrict, NC, 
where he will study International 
Economic Studies. Tom wants Chris 
Yeagley '93 to give him a call because he 
lost his number. T Chunbai Zhang 
wants everyone to know that he is well 
and is enjoying life at Haverford. He sees 
Ksenija Topic '95 occasionally on campus 
and occasionally sees Jen Noon at Bryn 
Mawr College. This past summer, he did 
an eight-week internship at N.I.H. in 
Bethesda, MD, in bio-medical research. 
He also visited friends in Germany for 
three weeks. Last fall, Chunbai saw Mr. 
Bragdon and Mr. Moonves at the Philly 
alumni/ae reception. He is still taking all 
pre-med classes but is majoring in 
chemistry. Recently, Chunbai had dinner 
with the Chinese dissident Harry Wu 
when he came to Haverford for a visit, 
and also was happy to see Bill Cosby on 
campus. ▼ Melissa King says that her 
semester has been going well. Lissa 
talked with Corie Champagne '93 who is 
enjoying Providence College with Scooch. 
King is going to visit Cheri Malo in 
Albuquerque for spring break. T Kasey 
McGarrigle is in Mexico right now for a 
month, where she's teaching children 
English. She returns at the end of March. 
T I'd like to thank everyone who sent me 
postcards, and I hope to hear from the 
rest of you next time. Good luck, class of 
'94. 



'95 



Laura B. Barnes 
Secretary 
Trinity College 
Main #416 
125 Michigan 
Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20017 
(202) 328-4299 
lbbarnes@trinitydc.edu 



Spring break in college is a shocking one 
week long, unlike the three weeks we 
were all accustomed to at GDA. Oh, well. 
Just something else to get used to at 
college. Although many classmates will 
be making full use of their time. ▼ 
Nicole Costello will travel to Miami, FL, 
to spend some time with her brother, 
while he is working on the set of MTV's 
The Real World. T Deb Barry writes, "I 
have been extremely busy because of 



work accumulating and because I am 
pledging a sorority at school. For spring 
break, my friend and I are going to 
Boston, then we are headed to New York 
City to see Laurie Carrier and Lindsey 
Swallow." T I just spoke with Liz Byrne, 
who has joined the Wheaton College 
track team, and Amy Benedict, who is 
planning a trip to Aruba over spring 
break. ▼ Laurie Carrier told me she 
would like to say, "Hello to Scott 
Marshall back at GDA." T Maire 
Herron visited with Cheri Malo '94 just 
after winter break and spent her spring 
break in New Jersey with a friend from 
college. T Ed Guzman is keeping 
himself busy at Stanford University, 
working two jobs at a pizza /yogurt place 
and as a staff writer for The Stanford Daily. 
Ed is reporting mainly on sports, his 
favorite pastime. ▼ Chris Terry wants 
everyone to know that he has officially 
started Bates College. Chris is running 
track, working hard and seeing Todd 
Robbins, Matt Dow and Use Abusamra 
'93. Chris writes, "Despite all the parties, 
this is not a party school (ignore those 
bottles)." T Christine Holbrook loves 
Plymouth State College, but says living in 
the dorm is difficult at times. Christine, 
that was the big advantage about being a 
day student at GDA — no dorms. T I 
received a post card from Michelle 
Ristuccia, saying, "I repeated my 
sophomore year at Saint George's, so I'm 
still in high school. The college applica- 
tion process has been stressful, but is 
going well. I will keep you informed." 




Smiling siblings: Ashley Newbert '89 
and her brother Stratton '91 pose 
together at the meeting of the Greater 
Boston Alumni Alliance in April. 



The Archon - Spring 1996 51 



Harvey L. Hayden '58 

Class Agent and GDA Volunteer 

"My feelings about GDA have never 
changed. I so thoroughly enjoyed my 
years at the Academy in the '50s, and I 
enjoy visiting the school and reminisc- 
ing today. Since my graduation from 
GDA, my commitment to and involve- 
ment with GDA have grown each year." 

Harvey has included the Academy as a 
10% beneficiary in a trust he has created 
in his estate plan. His generosity will 
benefit GDA at the end of his life, and 
Harvey gains the satisfaction of know- 
ing he will be helping his school. Many 
alumni /ae and friends have included 
the Academy in their estate plans. If 
you would like more information about 
including the Academy in your will or 
trust, please contact Karen E. McGinley, 
Director of Development, at GDA: (508) 
465-1763. She would be happy to talk 
with you or your financial advisor. 





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